Petroc College of further & higher education has a strong Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Department (SLDD) at its Tiverton Campus. The aim of this proposal was to let the department develop and improve further. Allowing a greater number of students to benefit from what the college has to offer, all from within a specifically designed environment that is tailored to the Department’s needs.
The project included the refurbishment of 230m2 of substandard accommodation to facilitate a greater capacity of students. Plus, the delivery of 170m2 of new specialist learning space to enable the development of innovation skills of the students. This was a challenging site which required careful planning and detailing. In Ex Design worked closely with Mid Devon District Council throughout the project.
The site was previously an empty, a piece of unused external space next to a neglected pond. The scheme took advantage of this location by providing a new flat terrace projecting over the pond as well as a safe garden area, allowing the space to be fully utilised and enjoyed by all the students.
This was an amazing project to be involved in and rewarding to see the students and staff alike thriving using and enjoying the new building and facilities which were designed for them.