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Student Social Study Zone Is Spiced-up Sports Hall

Hartpury College's new student social study zone.
04 July 2019

Hartpury University has transformed an old indoor sports hall into a student social study zone to encourage interaction and creativity.

The Gloucestershire university and college, which specialises in agriculture, animal, equine, sports and veterinary nursing, had wanted to transform its old sports hall into a collaborative environment for some time.

Cobus, an interior design firm which has been installing learning spaces to suit different educational environments for over 40 years, was tasked with creating the area. To achieve this, Cobus installed a range of colourful Fatboy beanbags, Interstuhl stools and Senator Trillipse chairs.

The project threw up a few challenges, however, with the team tasked at completing the project in just two days with a set budget.

Lloyd Coldrick, MD at Cobus, said: “Although the staff at the college were happy with the end result, we quickly discovered they had a very tight timescale, so had to work quickly and efficiently. We continued to work closely with our suppliers in order to ensure that all the furniture was correct and fitted the space. Despite the narrow timescale, we were determined to stick to our usual working method - never go back once we’ve committed to a design idea.”

Picture: Hartpury College's new student social study zone.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 04 July 2019


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