New requirements for student personal storage

Garran Lockers

Schools across the UK opt to combine innovative design, with practical functionality through Garran Lockers extensive locker and changing room solutions.

Requirements for personal storage lockers within the education sector have changed in recent times, evolving from a purely functional perspective to include a more aesthetic approach.

This allows schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK to make an attractive feature of their lockers, with brightly coloured or uniquely designed installations becoming a focal point for students, encouraging their use.

A recent development at the University of South Wales epitomises this new approach. USW chose to work closely with Caerphilly based manufacturer Garran Lockers to provide a practical changing room solution. Combined with a modern design to match the new £15 million groundbreaking sporting facility, the installation was hailed a great success.

Steve Savage, Sports & Business Development Manager at the university commented, “Garran lockers recently manufactured and installed bespoke lockers and changing room equipment at our new state of the art sports facility at the University of South Wales. We are extremely pleased with everything that Garran provided, the lockers look phenomenal and match the high quality specification that we required.”

The specification for increasingly modern storage solutions from schools across the UK results in installations with a premium finish. Garran Lockers has designed and manufactured lockers for over 50 years yet still remains at the cutting edge of new technology, leading to the development of new materials and innovative manufacturing processes to achieve stylish yet functional solutions to educational storage issues.

Materials can be combined to achieve a desired specification, which is showcased in the Supreme range. A wet area locker which incorporates the water/moisture resistant characteristics of aluminium, with the hardwearing, modern look of solid grade laminate (SGL) doors. This fusion of materials, boosted by in-house innovation at Garran, creates the perfect locker for changing rooms and even outdoor fixtures.

Innovations in personal storage

At Garran Lockers, innovative design features and practical functions are routinely developed and introduced to all of the products that it manufactures; frequently delivering on customer requests for a unique style or function specific to their individual end-user needs.

A common request within education is durability; the need for a locker that can withstand constant usage over a number of years is always a high priority on any school’s list.

This requirement is simply achieved by opting to use the Titan range, lockers built from 1.2mm mild steel as opposed to the more commonly used 0.7mm steel in the Classic range. Keeping up to date with modern style, doors from the Premier range are manufactured using 10mm thick, robust solid grade laminate.

Demand is increasingly seen for digital-age solutions such as charging lockers for mobile and tablet devices, and these requirements can be satisfied by Garran Lockers, which is entering production and taking enquiries now.

The aim at Garran is to keep creating new and exciting products and accessories that can benefit not only Education but all of the sectors that it has an established presence in, such as the NHS, Emergency Services and Leisure.

Age group specific trends

Having been trusted with commercial locker installations for over 50 years, Garran Lockers is an authority on ever-changing trends within the Education sector, and can offer unrivalled advice on all aspects; from school-wide installations down to the most suitable lock for the intended age demographic.

While most higher education settings opt for locking systems that allow students to use a memorable 4 digit code, schools with younger students can choose an easily operated hasp and staple lock.
Another age group specific adjustment includes the choice of locker height for younger students. The Midi locker offers an easy solution, with the height being reduced from the standard 1800mm.
With many schools, colleges and universities already benefiting from exceptional lockers manufactured in the UK, get in touch to find out why Garran is renowned for offering a solution for every space.

All of the products supplied by Garran Lockers are manufactured to order from its site in South Wales. For further information and an informal discussion about your storage requirements, please call the number below.

02920 859600