Queens Award

Case Study

The English College Prague


The English College in Prague is a selective six-year English grammar school and also a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

The S+B designer visited the school in 2011 and in consultation with the Head of Science put together a design for the refurbishment of their Physics lab incorporating Saturn System workbenches with corian worktops and moulded turrets, two Ecoline fixed fume cupboards and SpaceSaver storage wall.

In 2012 S+B returned to Prague for a further installation of science furniture to Junior and Senior Biology Labs and two preparation rooms. They opted again for the Saturn System and Ecoline ducted fume hoods with an additional Mercury science workstation and also Wing furniture system.

The same laboratory furniture types were installed in 2013, when the school had two other Physics labs renovated.


Client Testimonial

We approached S+B as a potential furniture supplier for our new Chemistry laboratory at the beginning of May 2011. It quickly became obvious that S+B understood exactly what we needed from the lab, and knew how to overcome the logistical and practical challenges present in creating a lab to be fitted in a different country. Their designer visited the school and in consultation with the Head of Science put together a design incorporating the Premier Saturn System workbenches, excellent storage facilities, and two fixed fume cupboards. The delivery was on time (mid-August) and very professional. The resulting lab is not only a pleasure to teach in, due to its clever use of space and accessible facilities, but also has that all-important “wow factor” for pupils, parents and visitors to the school.

We feel that working with S+B is an excellent choice, especially if they are involved from the early stage of design, because they understand the needs of the school environment and can offer useful suggestions to create the best possible lab in the available space.”

Thomas Novac, Estates Manager