Whitgift School, Croydon

Project Title
New boarding house at Whitgift School, Croydon
End Client
The Whitgift Foundation
Contracted By
RK Group
Internal Doorsets, Glass Side Screens and Wall Panelling

We regularly dovetail our specialist work into larger contracts, working on high profile projects all over all over the UK.

An example of this was in the building of a new boarding house at Whitgift School in Croydon, a top independent education establishment whose prominent graduates include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more.

This was a high specification project requiring bespoke products including oak veneer panels, oak doorsets and glass side screens, with a mix of had a mixture of fire door-sets fire rated to 30 minutes and 60 minutes.

For a busy school, finishings have to be robust and durable for heavy duty use and we were recommended for this work to contractor, RK Group. Regular meetings with representatives from its joinery division, including site surveys, allowed full and detailed discussions over the specific requirements of the project, ensured easy installation of the bespoke items, and agreement over supply and delivery times.

RK Group director Inderpal Matharu said:

“This project required a high level of service in every respect from estimating, planning, joinery, construction, delivery and support. Hall and Tawse delivered a seamless approach and, based on this experience, we’d certainly work with them again. In fact, when the school required an extra door, we had no hesitation in going back to Hall and Tawse to get this manufactured for installation.

“We pride ourselves on the high quality of our work and our relationships with clients and we were happy to work with a like-minded business in delivering excellence in this project.”