Discussing collaboration between designers and manufacturers at RIBA Journal’s education seminar
Last week, we took part in RIBA Journal’s successful PIP seminar, discussing collaboration between designers and manufacturers on education projects.
Taking place at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, the seminar heard from architects DSDHA, Michael Laird Architects, Walters & Cohen, and Reiach and Hall Architects, who presented some of the interesting school projects on which they have worked.
Jacksons’ Robert Blake and Cris Francis also took part in the seminar, talking about the importance of good security solutions for schools.
Touching on the issue of safeguarding, we explained that Ofsted inspections are paying greater attention to schools’ perimeter security and explored some of the areas of a school site’s security that stakeholders and designers should consider.
We then showcased two of our many recent education projects, Northwood School and Buttons Pre-School, both of which benefited from close collaboration between designers, contractors, and Jacksons.
Northwood School is a regeneration project in London, where Jacksons’ bespoke solutions secure the perimeter of this modern secondary school. Our Barbican Imperial fencing adds the finishing touch to the school’s boundary, while this project was also the first time that we created 3 metre high Hit & Miss timber fencing to be fitted onto steel posts rather than onto timber.
Buttons Pre-School in Kent is a great example of the varied effects fencing can create - our Sentry fencing and gates were powder coated in a bold maroon red to match the pre-school’s colours, welcoming children and visitors whilst also securing the site.
The seminar was extremely insightful - if you’d like to find out more about our work with schools, visit our Education page.