Hampton School Toilets & Changing Room Refurbishment - Case Study
Hampton School is a historic and highly esteemed private school in South West London. Having previously refurbished the 6th form washrooms in 2017, we were invited back to overhaul a series of washrooms throughout the campus.
A high performance specification was brought in for the 6th form washrooms, including strong hygiene and easy clean functionality. Solid grade laminate toilet cubicles featured a smart, light wood grain finish. This material is one of the most durable options available, being completely impervious to water, it will never swell or weaken from ingress moisture and also features antimicrobial properties. Dart Valley Systems’ sensor activated flush kits were used at both the urinals and toilets, a system that significantly improves hygiene throughout the washroom. Stylish sanitaryware was installed by way of Jasper Morrison urinals and Sandringham toilet pans, both from Armitage Shanks.
In 2018, we returned to Hampton School to refurbish both home and away changing rooms, as well as a collection of student washrooms and staff toilets. This extensive project took on the same high durability specification alongside sensor activation and several energy saving benefits.
Walls were clad in Altro Whiterock, a material prized for its hygienic properties and ability to be thermo-formed round corners to reduce joins. In the changing rooms, we covered the floor in Altro’s Aquarius vinyl flooring which boasts anti-slip properties in wet, barefoot environments. Perimeter benching was installed along with hooks for gym bags and PE kits. In the wash area, we used DUCT sets to conceal pipework to the hand wash areas, with panel mounted sensor taps and wall hung wash basins beneath. Armitage Shanks Profile urinals were fitted, along with wall hung toilet pans. These were strategically used so that the floor was kept clear underneath, making the room easier to mop and deep clean.
The solid grade laminate shower enclosures contained Rada v10 shower packs, allowing students to wash with privacy. The fall on the floor drew to a shower gulley to keep the room simple and easy to clean. The threshold of the doorway leading into the showering area was raised to create a water-tight barrier to the room where the Aquarius vinyl flooring was lipped up to. Thick, anti slip tread was welded into the vinyl edges to provide a thoroughly durable finish.
Throughout the washrooms at Hampton School, we continued to apply the strength of solid grade laminate for the covering of integrated plumbing DUCT sets and toilet cubicles. We fitted solid surface wash troughs in the washrooms, providing a communal hand wash area complete with panel mounted sensor taps. Sensor activation was continued with the pairing of chrome Biodrier Lites, delivering swift hand drying in all rooms.
Among the wash and changing spaces we renovated at Hampton School was a full Doc-M disabled washroom. As well as a raised height back to wall toilet pan, this included all the relevant grab rails, in contrasting colours to the walls to aid the visually impaired as well as lever operated taps at the washbasin and red emergency pull cords.
Within the washrooms, we renewed internal floor drain covers with Vis-edge models which are designed to take vinyl safety flooring in a snug and efficient manner.
By choosing sensor activation throughout, the school were able to enjoy many water saving measures. This included mitigating the risk for taps being left on unnecessarily, accidental flooding, and controlled bursts of water from both flushing and hand washing.
Further eco measures were delivered through PIR lighting sensors. This meant that LED lighting was only switched on when a user was actually in the room. Additionally, infra red panel heaters from BN Thermic were seamlessly fitted into the space of ceiling tiles and wired into the same PIR sensors. These panels deliver powerful heat in seconds and can be isolated during summer months. The use of these heating panels allowed Hampton School to keep the walls free from radiators and to only heat the rooms when they’re in use.
Our ongoing relationship with Hampton School allows them to upkeep their routine maintenance and refurbishment programme. Completed on time and on budget, this large scale project was a turn-key finish.