City College Plymouth is always reviewing areas within the estate. The HE centre is a key part of the College and the HE provision and the works undertaken, from design to delivery by Westcountry Group have helped to create a modern and welcoming learning space for the HE students. This space now represents our collaborative and interactive approach to learning.
As part of their commitment to providing students with top-class learning environments, City College Plymouth engaged Westcountry Group to revamp their higher education centre. The college wanted to create an inspiring space that would appeal to their students and provide them with an agile area to work and collaborate. We combined two separate rooms and utilised a corridor area to create a fresh, modern, and vibrant open-plan space with multiple zones and two study rooms to suit different styles of working.
The area was populated with a variety of learning space styles and furniture to give students a choice of where and how to work. We installed furniture finished in bright materials, providing pockets of space for group work, fitted benching and seating against the perimeter of the room, creating study space and room for laptops and booth seating for informal meetings before or after lectures and for relaxing.
The feedback has been incredibly positive, with emphasis on the pleasing aesthetics and bright colours, and most importantly, how a previously unutilised space is now being used to its fullest potential.