Improved Facilities at John Watson School in Wheatley

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

John Watson School, which is based a few miles from Oxford in the village of Wheatley, is a community special school that caters for children with Special Educational Needs from the ages of 2 to 19. It has dedicated facilities for children with a range of disabilities, including some with physical impairment.

Members of staff recently approached PCMS to plan and design a quick and cost-effective space reorganisation. They needed a better servery in the dining area; our solution was to design a kitchenette incorporating height-adjustable cabinets, worktop and sink, along with the creation of a new stainless steel serving counter with a roller shutter. Building Control consent has been granted, and the School will be employing a local contractor to complete the works to our design and specification.

In another part of the school there is a poorly laid-out area accommodating male and female WCs, and an unsuitable disabled WC. After undertaking a detailed survey, we have produced plans and a specification to radically improve the use of the internal space, allowing for the installation of a new hot water heater, male and female WCs and a much improved DDA WC. A specialised hoist has been included in the shower facility. John Watson School are delighted in the improvements that will shortly be made to the existing fabric of the building.