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SCHOOL SUPPLIERS


TG Escapes - bespokemodular eco buildings inspiring in education


• Our Eco Buildings have won national design awards


•We are members of the British Educational Suppliers Association


• TG Escapes customers awarded us 4.9 out of 5, based on 137 reviews


"You are in effect getting a permanent


building for half the cost of bricks and mortar.We were intrigued by TG Escapes' different approach to learning environments and after visiting their other projects we were blown away." Lee Alexander, Head of Finance, Shotton Hall Academy


‘The most common reaction when a new family enters the building is “WOW!”.’ Diane Wycherley Tops Day Nurseries


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G Escapes design bespoke modular eco buildings for schools and colleges that


encourage environmental citizenship, outdoor learning, and help r nature.


The fast modular


ensuring educational continuity and cost certainty. Every proj


process minimises disruption e-connect students with


oject starts with a FREE site visit


requirements and provide one all inclusive price and survey to understand your detailed


• Planning permission/ building regulations for a full service including;


• Foundations and clearance


A small school building can be ready to use in • Service connections


as little as six weeks from planning consent.


incorporate natural elements at every opportunity, The biophilic architectural principle is to


from the materials used to the lighting, air quality and acoustics, offering a building’s occupants an


outdoors. Crucial design elements are exposure to effortless connection with nature and the


natural light, views of nature and easy physical


probably already operating at maximum capacity, Any school that is in need of expanding is access to the outside.


of a noisy, disruptive traditional building extension in terms of both space and staff, and the notion


is likely to be unwelcome. Added to which, tight budgets and time constraints often incline a school towards a temporary mobile classroom, conjuring an image of unsightly, uncomfortable and uninspiring mobile structures craned into the


However, for no extra cost (and considerably most easily accessible spot.


alternatives that can provide a permanent, bright less than a conventional build) there are


One of the most significant advantages of a and inspirational classroom


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modular building is that the components can be assembled elsewhere while onsite preparations such as foundations and amenity connections occur simultaneously. Not only is the construction process shorter, but fewer workers spend fewer hours onsite significantly reducing labour costs. A standalone classroom, set apart from the main school buildings can serve to establish a vital connection with nature, and will have an entirely different, tranquil feeling from the rest of the school. For those students with special needs, it can also open up a wealth of new opportunity to spend time in the outdoors that was previously inaccessible to them.


Most cognitive experts agree that the


classroom environment has a significant impact upon a child’s ability to develop and learn. Sensitive location, combined with biophilic building design, can have a profound impact upon mental well-being, intellectual development and social skills.


Exposure to natural light stimulates the


production of serotonin which, among its many physical benefits, plays a vital role in maintaining mood balance and promoting a sense of


happiness. Views of nature are increasingly being shown to alleviate chronic low-grade stress and actually going outside into the natural


environment has a positive impact upon physical and mental health. Furthermore, easy access to the outdoors for both learning and play enhances socio-economic development by improving discipline and concentration, promoting creativity and encouraging positive social interactions. •We have built over 700 Eco Buildings in 12 years including sports pavilions, chapels, two storey classroom blocks, staff rooms, teacher training facilities, nurseries, SEND spaces


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