Springwell Leeds Academy provides care and education for children and young people with mental health, social and emotional needs.
The Academy’s open plan design both optimises layout and allows for observation; giving a greater sense of space and opportunities to use the dining area as an activity space outside of mealtimes. Anti-ligature, concealment free furniture installed by Teal LifeCare promotes a safe, positive and contemporary environment.
It was critical that the furniture selection was both safe and secure, minimising the risk of tipping and throwing through design and weighting, as spaces
where the Academy’s students interact were likely to have higher instances of unrest and conflict.
Durable, rotationally moulded Roku® chairs feature throughout. The sealed, six sided shape makes it difficult to pick up, with no protruding corners or areas for concealment, weighted to 50kg to limit misuse, while maximising safety.
Portobello dining tables supplied throughout are large enough to ensure students do not feel crowded or limited in their personal space. The circular tables also encourage interaction, so are ideal in this space, while larger double pedestal Portobello’s create a more communal feel within each classroom.
With a standard weighting of 135kg, Portobello is difficult to grasp, manoeuvre, manipulate or pick up, while the KYDEX® top with soft radiused corners for added safety is both easy to wipe clean and scratch and heat resistant.