Francis Holland School

Suitable washroom systems were required to accommodate the school's 450 students.

Vepps IPS panelling & Solid Surface washtroughs


The variation of colours available in the Quantum range meant each washroom became a unique space, which really brightened up both areas.

Francis Holland School Representative

The project.

Founded in 1881 by the Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, Francis Holland School is a leading independent school for girls age 4-18. With an initial intake of just 13, the school has since expanded into a popular school offering exciting and challenging prospects to its 450 young women.

The balanced curriculum that the Francis Holland School offers focuses on education and extra-curricular activities in equal measure; former school students include Dame Joan Collins and Actress and Fashion Designer Sienna Miller, who have both gone on to accomplish great success since their education at the school.

Venesta Washrooms Toilet Cubicles Award Solid Surface Washtrough Francis Holland School3

The challenge.

Francis Holland School has a diverse spectrum of students to cater for. The students participate in an extensive range of activities as part of their curriculum including swimming and canoeing so their new washroom refurbishment needed to be suitable for a variety of different environmental factors.

In addition to this, the school requested a separate disabled access washroom and bright colour schemes within each of the washroom areas to create a welcoming and stimulating environment.


The solution.

With these things in mind, Quantum toilet cubicles were specified for both washroom renovations at the school. Quantum’s suitability in both wet and dry environments made it the perfect cubicle range for the school given that the washrooms needed to be able to withstand the wet conditions and heavy usage.

Blue doors and white pilasters were chosen for the larger washroom area, which was paired with a Solid Surface vanity unit in "Everest" with blue under panels.

For the second washroom area, a larger cubicle was specified to allow for disabled access. The school needed the area to be as user-friendly as possible, so a range of disability facilities were fitted inside the washroom and a personal basin was provided inside the disabled cubicle. Bright green was chosen for the doors with white pilasters; the combination brightened up the room making it an extremely welcoming environment to enter.

Along with their Quantum toilet cubicles, the school also specified our industry-leading pre-plumbed panelling system, Vepps. Offering quicker installation and simpler maintenance moving forwards, Vepps is a brilliant washroom panelling solution for busy schools such as Francis Holland.

Francis Holland School had 34 laminate finishes to choose from for their Quantum toilet cubicles and Vepps pre-plumbed panelling, meaning the school could create two unique looking washroom designs.

The Solid Surface vanity units in the new washrooms areas offer a hardwearing solution, which can withstand regular and thorough cleaning regimes; helping to keep all students safe while at school.

We were so pleased to hear how delighted the staff and students at Francis Holland School were with their new school washrooms. 


Emergency release indicator bolts.

Our education ranges come with emergency release indicator bolts as standard. This gives staff at schools access our cubicles in an emergency without the need to remove the door or cause damage to the lock.


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