St. Benedict’s Six Form College


Atkinson Design Associates were commissioned by THS Architects to provide FF&E consultancy services for two Roman Catholic sixth form colleges. ADA’s brief was to ensure the furniture specification ‘prevented any sense of disappointment when entering the building’, was compatible with the architectural interior and reflected the investment and commitment the clients were making to their students.

The images shown are from St Benedict’s Catholic sixth form college in Alcester. ADA were involved from the beginning of each project. In addition to detailed costing we ensured that the products were from reliable manufacturers with environmental policies regarding production, including sustainably sourced materials with recyclable properties and suitable warranties. Above all the products had to be robust enough to withstand a lively, youthful environment.  The final product selection reflects a balance between pragmatism, aesthetics and cost.

ADA were also tasked with the furniture purchasing strategy for each project. We took responsibility for project managing order entry, the co-ordination of phased deliveries and installation through to the point of final handover.

Both schools are delighted with their new buildings and believe that they successfully reflect their institutions optimism and commitment to the future of their students and support every aspect of student recruitment and retention.