Priestley College – Reception Area
Working closely with the Estates and Facilities Manager, we were invited to redesign the reception area at one of the country’s ‘outstanding’ sixth form colleges, Priestley College in Warrington. In recent years Priestley has invested some £10 million in new facilities for its ever increasing student population, so it was only fitting that they brought their reception area in line with the rest the facilities.
Our brief was to make the reception area more inviting and user friendly for students, staff and visitors.
With clever design and space planning Whitespace transformed the existing reception area and offices to provide a more flexible and spacious working environment. We installed modern styles of desking and storage to maximise the space in the Tutors’ office and fitted a glazed partition with integral blinds to give the option of privacy to the Tutors and Tutor Support office. To this office we also inserted a hatch linking the office to the reception area, enabling support staff to receive students who are waiting to see the Tutors.
A new feature ceiling, lighting and flooring, along with colourful soft seating were added to the reception area giving the finishing touch to this remarkable space. To see the plans please click here Priestley College
Staff, students and visitors are delighted with the newly refurbished space; they now have a welcoming reception area befitting this exceptional college.