As part of the refurbishment of the Penbryn Academic Block P5, we were invited to submit a tender for the design, supply and installation of purpose-made furniture for five seminar rooms, an IT suite and a social break-out space. After being short-listed to one of three suppliers, we were asked to present our proposals to the University panel, which included Estates officers, the Learning Environments Design and Development Manager and key members from the academic staff. Fulfilling all of the tender brief criteria and with a design solution which ‘ticked all of the boxes’, we were subsequently appointed as the preferred supplier.
Our design solution delivered learning spaces that were innovative, colourful and capable of engaging both students and academics alike. Feedback from users has been very positive, so much so that these spaces have set the standard for similar projects across the University’s estate.
The rooms created by Space Design have proved to be very popular and demontrated what can be achieved in a difficult space with imagination and understanding of the needs of the client.