Based in Bristol, Knowle DGE Learning Centre is a vibrant and aspirational learning community for young people with additional educational needs. Formerly known as the Florence Brown School, the centre moved to its current, purpose-built site in the summer of 2010. Constructed under Building Schools for the Future programme, the school typically has a roll of about 150 students who benefit from the high staff ratios and superb facilities.
Working with Gemsec, the Bristol based security specialists, Strongdor supplied products from both the Steeldor and Glassdor ranges. The special, bespoke, Steeldor had to match safety criteria for the schools well used sports hall.
The extra thick door was fitted with an additional leaf to fit flush to the surrounding blockwork and have no protruding furniture, so as not to be a hazard to those using the facility. Safe and secure, the doors are also fitted with recessed deadlocks, keeping the school safe from unwanted visitors.