Case Studies
  • Bemrose School Derby

    Bemrose 1
  • Bemrose 2
  • Bemrose 7
  • Bemrose 3
  • Bemrose 4
  • Bemrose 5
  • Bemrose 6
  • Bemrose 8

School built in 37 weeks enjoys moveable wall and flexible space

By choosing a Sunesis Keynes design to create a versatile and efficient building, Bemrose school in Derby saw the entire project completed in just 37 weeks.

Sunesis is a joint venture between Scape Group and Willmott Dixon offering buildings delivered through an OJEU compliant framework to a tried and tested efficient process. Clients are able to choose a building model that best meets their needs, then personalise it according to their preferences and requirements.

Flexible space is an important part of that personalisation process, and Sunesis customers benefit from the very best partitioning solution thanks to Style, who provide a DORMA Variflex moveable wall with a superb 55dB Rw acoustic rating.

The rapid design and construction process of Sunesis appealed to Derbyshire County Council, as did the versatile layout with a central ‘learning zone’ to provide a heart for the school. Air source heat pump supplies warmth to the entire building and in just 37 weeks the project was complete, providing Derby’s first school to see children through from 4-18 years.

“We’re delighted to be the chosen moveable wall partner for Willmot Dixon on such an innovative project,” said Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands.

“DORMA Variflex is a superb product, and a key advantage for schools is that the panels are manufactured separately to the frame, making them easy to change if one is damaged or scuffed – a real benefit when there are so many children around!

“It’s also a hugely popular partitioning wall system that is simple to manoeuvre, enabling a room to be divided in two, or opened up completely, offering real flexibility in the way the space is used.”