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We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with Sherborne International College, part of Sherborne School to provide seating for their new Greenfield Hall

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About the client

Sherborne International is England's original international study centre.  Although owned by Sherborne School, the School is a separate school, accredited as a member of the Independent Schools Council, by the Independent Schools Association. It is for boys and girls aged between 11 and 17. The British Council has accredited the quality of the English language element of all its courses.

The decision making process

Chart Area Seating were delighted to be involved with Sherborne International from an early stage and worked closely with the school's Estates team and Bursary Department to assist the decision making process. We visited the school with several models to allow the team to fully assess the options for comfort and usability.

Key factors

The Greenfield Hall is an amazing addition to the school's Dorset campus designed as a multi-purpose space which will accomodate activites as diverse as examinations and concerts, presentations and prize-givings, sports and art exhibitions. The school required a chair which would support this range of activities and facilitate fast-setting out and clearance of the space, quick and convenient linking, space-efficient storage and a high level of comfort.

The school selected the CAS_CAS_CURV chair for its comfort, quick-use floor linking device and ability to stack 32 high on a transport dolly.

To ensure the school made maximium use of the space available in the new hall Chart Area Seating were pleased to provide free-of-charge space-planning service and having proven the hall could accomodate 237 chairs the school proceeded with an instruction for this quantity of chairs together with 8 transport dollies. The additional procurement of the transport dollies ensures the chairs can be stored safely and with excellent space-efficiency maximising the flexibility of this multi-purpose space. It also provides great assistance to the school's busy staff when setting-out the chairs enabling them to be wheeled into position minimising the carry distance.

CAS summary: "It was a privilege to work with the team at Sherborne International and to have the opportunity to provide chairs to be used in such a wonderful facility as the Greenfield Hall, a fantastic addition to the wonderful amenities already at the site. By selecting a high-quality chair upholstered in a durable contract fabric chosen to complement the stunning sprung timber floor in the hall the school's staff, pupils and visitors will enjoy the benefits of this chair for many years to come. We would like to thank the staff at Sherborne for their valued instruction."

Clients who have selected the CAS_CAS_CURV chair have also considered:




Product features:

Similar comfort to CAS_CAS_CURV
Convenient handle cut-out to backrest
Padded and upholstered seat and back option for enhanced comfort
Lower price-point than CAS_CAS_CURV

OK, so what's the downside...?

The CAS_CAS_CARV chair doesn't stack quite as high as the CAS_CAS_CURV so if storage space is limited the CAS_CAS_CURV might give you the space efficient storage you need

Also, the joint welds are not quite as elegant as on the CAS_CAS_CURV - this is a small detail that you might not even notice but we always want to tell you what to look out for!

Learn more about the CAS_CAS_CARV stacking linking chair here




Product features:

Great value stacking and linking chair
Lightweight and easy to move
Padded and upholstered seat and back option for enhanced comfort
Polypropylene version stacks 45 high on a transport dolly

OK, so what's the downside...?

Stacking ability is reduced significantly if the chair is specified with upholstered seat and back pads, dropping to 15 high on a transport dolly

Some clients have fed back that they felt the chair really benefited from the upholstered pad so if you anticipate the chair being used for extended periods maybe consider this option to ensure the comfort level is as high as you need

Learn more about the CAS_LEY_iLI stacking linking chair here



Product features:

An amazing chair!
The innovative and ground-breaking design includes an integrated linking device which facilitates fast setting-out with no loose linking components
Three shell shapes give a choice of aesthetic and a range of materials allow you to choose between timber seat shell, partly or fully-upholstered, polypropylene and laminate

OK, so what's the downside...?

The linking method only allows setting-out in one direction so you can only create and seperate a row from one side - not a biggy but something to bear in mind

It also doesn't stack as high as the other chairs - 12 high on a transport dolly

Learn more about the CAS_CAS_LYN stacking linking chair here

The way that we work

At the core of our approach to client service is the aim of acting with integrity and courtesy throughout our relationship with you, our client. We call it the CAS VIP service and you can read more about it here.

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