Glass Partitions Specialist, Optima Plays Integral Role In Government's
Building Schools For The Future Scheme
on: June 3, 2009, 11:17 am
Author: Laura Jameson
provides stylish and safe glass partitioning solutions for the
schools of England as part of the governments Building Schools
for the Future initiative.
UK- The government Building Schools for the Future scheme aims
to rebuild 250 schools per year over the next ten years. Its main
goal is to have every one of the 3,500 secondary schools in England
completely refurbished by the year 2020. Building Schools for
the Future is the largest ever school buildings investment programme.
has been working closely with many schools, Local Education Authorities
(LEAs), contractors and architects across the country to help
provide outstanding and inspirational educational environments
which will supply the children of England with comfortable, safe
and clean surroundings in which they can develop and flourish.
Optima has developed atrium glazing, glass partitioning, glass
doors and custom advanced drywall for several schools across England.
Optima restored the tired teaching rooms of Bishop Ramsey School,
Ruislip, where a high level of acoustics was required. Optima’s
Revolution 97 mullion-free double glazed system was the ideal
enhanced safety, fire rated screens were installed within all
fire escape routes and corridors within the school for safety,
achieving a combination of 30 minutes and 60 minutes integrity
and insulation. Optima hopes to be able to install fire rated
screens into every school in England, to safeguard the lives of
millions of children.
has also recently completed work on refurbishing classrooms and
school buildings at Mundy Primary School in Heanor, Derbyshire.
Here, Optima implemented its Mistral partitioning system due to
its quick fitting time which meant the refurbishment could be
completed without having to close the school during important
A recent technical report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers
revealed that the BSF scheme is making excellent progress across
England. The report also found that both staff and pupils at refurbished
schools are satisfied that the changes have greatly helped to
improve their learning environment. The scheme continues to deliver
huge benefits for teaching and learning alike.
will continue to work with educational establishments to improve
standards for young minds.
more information on Optima’s glass partitioning solutions
or the Building Schools for the Future initiative please visit
Optima offers the highest quality service and innovative design
to secure consumer satisfaction, ensuring that their extensive
range of partitioning systems are able to meet customers’
exacting specifications, supported by technical expertise to achieve
successful project completion.
For more information on Optima’s products or involvement
with BSF please contact:
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