Stonar School in Atworth, near Bath, has been exceeding parents’ expectations since 1895. A day and boarding school, Nursery to Sixth Form. Pupils flourish as a result of excellent pastoral care and small classes. Stonar is also the UK’s leading equestrian school.
Stonar had a large project of refurbishing two boarding houses after many years with the existing furniture. Cotswold were part of four companies bidding for the project. Stonar wanted a solution of a universal theme running through the two houses that would provide the students with the same executive level of accommodation. Since Cotswold Business Interiors are a specialist in providing a solution for every occasion, we were able to provide a unique Cabin Bed with Storage, a study desk area, a multi-use wardrobe and a compact vanity unit. All with a ten year guarantee and manufactured in the UK.
Cotswold were awarded the contract because of the full package that we offered which included a multi-phase installation instead of fitting 78 sets in one phase. This was a great advantage to Stonar as they could run the project as a rolling program which didn’t affect the students and their academic program.
Our design team and the client worked closely together to come up with a suitable design for each room, since some were single, double or triple rooms! Also, we dedicated a site manager to the project to ensure everything was assessed beforehand.
The result was a fantastic set of rooms which has had many commendations from the client, their students and parents. One comment received from the bursar is that ‘The new bedrooms have gone down so well, the girls have been oversleeping!’