The Hi Tech & Digital Centre at South Devon College, designed by the team at LHC and delivered by Midas Construction, has been shortlisted in two categories in the Constructing Excellence South West Awards: Building Project of the Year and the Value Award, with the College also shortlisted for the prestigious Client of the Year award.
This follows recent success with Centre being shortlisted for the regional Michelmores Property Awards in two categories: Education Project of the Year (over £5m) and Building of the Year.
The College, and indeed the entire team, are honoured that the Hi Tech & Digital Centre is being recognised by many for both its architectural value and its educational and community vision.
Marked in all our diaries is the 4th December 2020 when Constructing Excellence South West will host their Awards Dinner and announce the results.
The innovative £17 million Centre, designed by a talented team led by LHC Director Mark Daley, and constructed to the highest standard by Midas Construction, provides a visionary facility for further education and training support towards the ever-expanding hi-tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors across Torbay, South Devon and wider South West region.
The Centre inspires the local community by showcasing the latest in world class technology and equipment. The interior layout is designed to follow cutting edge principles in future proofing an outstanding teaching and learning environment.
There’s great emphasis on flexibility of space, the importance and need for social and collaborative study areas, and layouts of rooms which will mirror workplace processes and practice.
The Centre is made up of 15 dedicated workspaces for individual business units as well as two large, open plan collaboration zones, in addition to specialist computing, engineering, design facilities and the 100-seater screening suite.
A link connection joins the new Centre to the main College building seamlessly and has been further brightened by a colourful student designed wall mural. It takes you on an inspiring journey as you pass by, highlighting milestones in the evolution of technology and what lies in the future; a visual metaphor for the potential for new ideas and a new course for technological evolution right here at South Devon College.
With the facilities available within the Hi Tech & Digital Centre for training and education, and the focus on supporting the rapidly expanding sector in Torbay and surrounding areas, the Centre will become a valuable hub for students, businesses and employers alike to drive the industry forward.
To view the full Constructing Excellence SW Awards 2020 shortlist click here