The Leigh Academy is one of the highest achieving state comprehensive schools in England, specialising in business and enterprise subjects by using cutting edge technology and approaches to teaching and learning. With almost 1,500 students passing through their state of the art buildings each day, The Leigh prides itself on being an exciting place to learn and work, providing exceptional facilities to do that in.
After 11 years since the reconstruction of the original school buildings, the academy washroom facilities had become tired and were in need of rejuvenation. The thoughtful design of the school provides inspirational spaces for students and staff, so it was crucial that the new washrooms would uphold existing standards, whilst taking into consideration respect for student privacy, ease of supervision and quality.
The academy expressed a desire to remove doors upon entry to all toilet facilities around the school, to act as a deterrent against anti-social behaviour. This was possible with the employment of our Titan full height toilet cubicle range, providing maximum privacy whilst maintaining the integrity of student safety with emergency access features.
Titan has a minimal floor clearance of just 10mm, meaning no one can peep under or over the cubicle doors, further reducing opportunities for bullying. In the event of an emergency, staff can release the cubicle door with our rapid release indicator bolts, which are grooved and can slide across to free the lock from the door without any breakage.
The use of the Solid Grade Laminate cubicle material, specified in a light grey colour, has also helped to keep maintenance efforts low. The smooth surface of Solid Grade Laminate is really easy to clean and totally waterproof so it can endure heavy-duty cleaning; with the help of robust fittings it is also impact, heat and scratch-resistant.
Our pre-plumbed Vepps panelling was selected as a solution to conceal exposed basin and WC pipework, so that it cannot be tampered with and can only be accessed with the use of a glazier lift. Not only will this extend the longevity of these heavily used school washrooms, but speed up plumbing maintenance in the future, with the use of linear bearing hinges rather than removing panels, which is ideal where there are many to maintain.
Choosing our Titan toilet cubicle range has allowed The Leigh Academy to supervise washroom areas without being invasive and at the same time prevents students from loitering in washrooms. Pairing this with pre-plumbed sanitaryware on our Vepps panelling solution provided a quick summer holiday installation and has left the academy with a smart, uniform appearance across their washroom facilities.
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