Flexible education space in a post-virus world
June 2020

Flexible education space in a post-virus world
June 2020

Given the current social restrictions imposed by the UK government in order to manage the spread of the coronavirus, education estate managers need to urgently implement plans that will allow pupils and students to return to learning as quickly as possible, whilst being able to maintain safe social distancing guidelines. Part of the solution is to replace the dividing wall between classrooms with a moveable wall, allowing sufficient space for a class of 30 students to spread out and be safely taught by a single teacher.

These past few months have shown just how quickly and dramatically our world can change. Improving space flexibility today, through the intelligent application of moveable wall systems, will help future-proof schools, colleges and universities, ensuring they can adapt facilities to meet the shifting needs of a post-Covid19 world.

Partitioning expert Style, has a wide range of cost-effective solutions, ranging from manually operated systems to market leading fully automatic systems, with some packages available on short lead times for rapid installation. Classroom animation – moveable wall solutions

“We have been installing high quality moveable wall systems in education establishments nationwide for over 20 years,” said Julian Sargent, group managing director for Style. “As the UK’s sole distributor for Dorma Hüppe, Skyfold and SWG, we are able to offer a truly comprehensive range to meet all budgets and location requirements.”
There is no doubt that the closure of education facilities has helped reduce the spread of the virus within the community, but it is also clear that without a vaccine in place there can be no completely safe reopening. Using moveable wall systems to modify existing spaces to ensure social distancing is maintained whilst education continues, is going to be crucial in minimising the impact of Covid-19 on the development of young people today..

A market leader in operable wall solutions, Style operates nationally through four regional offices, and a London showroom. Winner of multiple awards over two decades in the UK moveable wall sector, Style offers market leading products, and prides itself on its people, systems and processes as well as its high attention to detail, sustainability and health and safety.