maber has completed upgrading facilities for Derby College which will allow the college to deliver new T Level qualifications.

 
Location:
Derby
Services:

Architecture

Interiors

Budget:
£.74m
Client:
Derby College
Size:
860 m2 GIA
Sector:
Education - Further & Higher
Retrofit
 

The impressive nature surrounding the completion of this project was that work started on site as the country was forced into national lockdown on the back of Covid-19. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the College worked closely with the maber team to ensure they could deliver the project whilst ensuring all social distancing and safety measures were adhered to.

The scheme involved the provision of new facilities and enhancements for professional construction students in the Hudson Building at Derby College. It will allow the College to bring together classroom learning and an extended industry placement on a programme designed in partnership with local businesses.

 

The central feature of the layout is to promote self directed learning. Classrooms are there for practical, specialist use such as dedicated CAD workstations. The classrooms are supported by open learning areas which are flexible and used for collaboration and group work.

The layout offers a layering of private meeting booths for group work and single workstation concentration pods.

 

The workspaces link to a social refectory area, which can be connected with the open study areas by opening a large sliding screen. This gives the flexibility to open and close areas off when the curriculum demands. 

Following completion the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP paid a visit to the new T Level facility.

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