Magdalen College School

Applying modern gloss quickly and without specialists.

“We used Venesta’s SGL range as it is a proven high quality, durable product from a trusted provider that we have worked with for years.”
- Mark Norton, Chartered Construction Manager of Gray Baynes and Shew

The Project.

Founded in 1480 by William Waynflete, Magdalen College School (MCS), based in the heart of Oxford, is a friendly, inclusive and highly distinctive school of 900 pupils, aged 7-18. Waynflete, believing in education as a facilitator of social mobility, wanted to found a school of an entirely new kind; a school that would be at the heart of a new and exciting proposition, the university. MCS is now one of the country’s leading schools.

The Challenge.

The project to renovate the washroom cubicles at Magdalen College School was part of the estate’s refurbishment programme in 2015, Grey Baynes and Shew Architects. Magdalen College School wanted a washroom renovation which captured the essence of the school by using a simple yet striking design.

The Solution.

The School specified Venesta’s Washroom Unity flush fronted toilet cubicles in Solid Grade Laminate (SGL) for the redevelopment of the boys’ toilets in the Senior School area. Mark Norton, Chartered Construction Manager of Gray Baynes and Shew said, “We used Venesta’s SGL range as it is a proven high quality, durable product from a trusted provided that we have worked with for years.” Venesta’s Vepps pre-plumbed panelling system in SGL was also specified, along with Solid Surface vanity units and complementary Ideal Standard vessel basins.

With clean, modern lines and a floating flush front, Venesta’s Unity cubicle range was the perfect choice for MCS. A full height cubicle range with stainless steel fittings and set back pedestals, Unity provides a seamless, durable washroom environment, with low floor clearance for maximum privacy. With discreet emergency release mechanism indicator bolts, the range is an ideal choice for education environments, where safety is paramount.

Our Vepps (formally know as IPS) pre-plumbed panelling system meant that installation was quick and straightforward. The Ideal Standard sanitary ware was pre-plumbed and tested in our factory, meaning installation was completed in just four easy steps, reducing the need for specialist onsite skills. High strength, linear-bearing hinges allow for the panels to be positioned at different heights, meaning maintenance of the washroom facilities couldn’t be simpler.

Unity cubicles will make an impact in any washroom environment. As the UK's most economical flush fronted toilet cubicle system, they are the perfect solution for creating a high end look without the high end price tag.

Magdalen College School were able to ensure their installation was completed quickly and to a high standard using V-epps; the fully engineered metal framed pre-plumbed system offers even faster installation, even easier ongoing maintenance and a much wider range of sanitaryware options, all at a lower cost.

At Venesta, we always offer you an unrivaled service and support package, with products that really do stand the test of time. Innovation has always been our inspiration, and product excellence our goal.

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