“The students at Sheringham School are absolutely thrilled with the new dining space. Not only does it resolve long-standing safety issues associated with over-crowding, it has also enabled us to create a vibrant new social space which looks fantastic, particularly now that the servery is open for business. It is already proving to be a real asset for the school.”
Jo Knowlden, Academy Trust Business Manager, Sheringham School
“With their Zone™ concept, Streetspace have helped us to create additional quality dining and showcase space at LSFC at a very affordable cost. With matching glazing, the new structure fits in beautifully with the style and finishes of our College buildings and we can control the heating and ventilation to maintain a comfortable environment all year round which was an essential require- ment for the utility of the area.
We have approximately 2800 students on roll and achieving an additional 80 seats by enclosing the external terrace area has eased pressure on the dining facilities considerably and the students really enjoy the space. Work has been completed to a high standard and we would have no hesitation in recommending Streetspace to other Schools and Colleges with a similar requirement.’’
Tony Whitehead, Facilities Manager, Luton 6th Form College.
“The dining space has been in use for some months now and we have found it to be a comfortable environment, well suited to dining-type uses and very popular with students. Above all, we have been able to reduce pressure on other social spaces within the building and maintain a safe environment for all concerned. In addition, we have found that this space is not only useful for dining but is also fully utilised by the school during curricular time.”
The Regis School was lucky enough to benefit from wonderful new buildings as part of the BSF programme. However, limitations on the use of the available floor space meant that the central atrium areas which we used for dining purposes were not large enough to serve the school population; this caused major concerns around Health & Safety relating to overcrowding and obstruction of exit routes at lunch and break times.
The availability of Capital Funding is always an issue and we were looking for a cost-effective method of providing additional dining space without having an adverse visual impact on the aesthetic character of the buildings. Streetspace produced an innovative enclosed canopy proposal of a high quality that ticked all the boxes for us.
Having obtained planning consent on our behalf, Streetspace then successfully completed the dining structure in only 12 weeks from the point of issuing our order, which included the summer break. The works were undertaken in a professional manner and all the stops were pulled out to achieve on-time completion; the location was such that any over-run would have had a significant impact on the safe operation of our school.
As with virtually all building projects, there were some small issues following completion but we were impressed with the swift response from Streetspace in resolving these and have had no hesitation in recommending them to other schools looking for a similar solution.”
Mark Betts, Director of Business at The Regis School,
“The recently-completed covered area outside our Southern Fried Chicken restaurant is the 6th canopy structure that Streetspace have completed at Colchester Zoo, integrating perfectly with our ongoing programme of developing quality dining spaces across the Zoo, and thereby increasing visitor dwell times and ultimately customer spend. The stunning canopy form was developed to provide an iconic feature close to the zoo entrance, as well as a superlative level of weather-protection without compromising the design of the existing restaurant building. Streetspace, as we have come to expect, delivered a zero-defect project, on time and without disruption to the operation of our world-class tourist attraction.”
Dr DA Tropeano OBE, CEO Colchester Zoo.
“We recently invited proposals for the creation of a covered area near our servery kiosk and chose Streetspace because their sim-ple, attractive and cost-effective design provided the maximum amount of usable space. The 3D visuals were invaluable in gaining stakeholder support and the finished canopies are absolutely stunning. The Project Management and Installation Teams were excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending Streetspace or using them again.”
Chris Goodrich, Director of Facilities, The Mountbatten School.
“Our particular project was to provide a covered connection between two very distinctive school buildings. When I first discussed the project with Nigel Deacon on a site visit, he was keen to understand our specific need and to offer various suggestions, rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach. Nigel subsequently returned with a design solution and was again happy to take questions and our suggestions on board to ensure we were completely satisfied. Further site visits followed to explain the installation process, confirm finishes and ensure that the timeframes fitted into the school’s expectations. The installation went extremely smoothly and was completed within the agreed schedule.
The covered area has, in practice, surpassed expectations. As well as providing shelter from the elements for staff and students, the area is often used as an external learning space and there are plans to introduce an outside food service area in the location. Thanks to the time spent on the initial design, the covered area looks like it was always designed to be there rather than a late addition.