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Hopwood Hall College

Hopwood Hall College is situated on two campuses in Rochdale and Middleton and offers a range of student facilities and support networks.

Earlier in the year we completed a tender to design and deliver the refurbishment of their Learning Resource Centres in Rochdale and Middleton, the same concept was to be mirrored at both sites. The brief was to create two innovative, creative environments.

Hopwood wanted a space that would set them apart from all the other colleges in the area.  They needed a space that would inspire the students, and reflect the ethos of the college and it’s approach to learning.

With careful space planning and clever design we created bespoke IT benches to hold 100 PCs with fully integrated cable management systems and included a centrally located reception desk to the spaces, enabling the staff to have full view of the surrounding space and separate areas where group learning sessions could take place. The space also includes quiet areas, providing desk space for laptops or study use, ideal when individuals require private space.  Soft seating areas were introduced, creating a relaxed environment to encourage social interaction.

Whitespace provided a full turnkey package including, new ceilings, lighting, air conditioning, decoration and flooring, with feature walkways that incorporate the College’s exciting colour scheme.  The project was managed throughout, ensuring we completed the job on time and on budget.

To see the plans please click here. Hopwood Hall College

Students and staff are pleased with their new work areas; they now have a space where students actually want to learn.