Gradus is urging specifiers to do their homework when it comes to sourcing products and services for the education sector.
With the recent announcement that The Priority Schools Building Programme 2, a capital funded project, will be undertaking rebuilding and refurbishment projects across 277 schools from 2015 to 2021, it looks likely that the education sector is set to see some noticeable rejuvenation in the not so distant future.
Lynette Bowden, Product Manager for contract interiors specialist Gradus, comments: “With the projected UK population growth having a huge impact on the need for school places, university applications rising to an all time high, and The Property Data Survey Programme reporting that 95 per cent of English school buildings require maintenance work, there is an array of refurbishment and new build opportunities in the education market.
“At Gradus we have extensive experience supplying educational establishments and know that products need to be robust to withstand heavy wear and tear. We also realise the need for the products to be visually appealing to create comfortable, friendly teaching and living environments for both students and staff.”
Gradus is ideally placed to help specifiers and project managers create fit for purpose, safe, inclusive educational environments that are built to last. Gradus can help to ensure that the correct products are selected and installed, such as wall protection, barrier matting and LED lighting systems, from specification advice through to supply & fit services.
Gradus offers a wide range of proven contract interior products ideal for education environments. Recent applications include; UCLan (University of Central Lancashire), where stair edgings and matting reduce the risk of slip accidents on stairs and at entrances; GradPad Wood Lane Studios, where carpets, matting and stair edgings help to create safe, modern and vibrant student accommodation; and Mid Kent College, where exterior stair edgings have created safe access to and from the campus car park.
Lynette adds: “Investing in the right products, whether it be stair edging for outside steps or wall protection for classrooms, can improve value for money over a projects’ whole life, by reducing upkeep costs and eliminating the need to upgrade.”
Gradus provides free consultation and practical recommendations for facilities, offering a single point of contact for a range of products, including wall protection, carpets, barrier matting, LED lighting and flooring accessories. For further information please speak to the Gradus technical support team on 01625 428922 or visit www.gradusworld.com.