The Brief

Halton Lodge Primary School craved a fresh and exciting design for the thoroughfare of their school. The aim was to create a library with areas for children to work in groups, read alone and undertake research: to put reading at the very heart of their school.

The staff at Halton Lodge were hugely pro-active throughout the design process, and met with the FGLL design consultant and designer on several occasions to discuss requirements, establish protocol and detail the timeline for the project. This ensured that we maximised the space available using conceptual ideas they loved and that the final design achieved all of their aims.

The Solution

Consultation between the FG team and the school led to the creation of themed zones that would complement the school’s year groups; from Reception at one end of the space, through to Year 6 at the other:

Fairytale / Woodland /Geography / History / Science

Our layout drawings and 3D visualisations enabled the staff to engage and experiement with varying colours and woodgrains until the five new zones complimented each other perfectly. The use of graphics provides great talking points for breakout lessons whilst bringing the whole project to life.

We fitted a brand-new carpet which helped to freshen the space and help the zone colouring stand out. The school now has five libraries in one, offering breakout space, room for group study, individual reading and events, created using a variety of soft seating as well as two I.T spaces.

The school were delighted with the new design which is set to inspire literacy and learning within the school for years to come!

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