Collingwood College needed an experienced interior fit out company to update its sixth form IT suite. The brief was to create a more sociable and stimulating area that also reflected Collingwood College’s identity.
In order to create a more sociable area for the students, our school interior designers introduced two types of desking: one with power and data, and another without. The desks with power and data offer a space to do IT work, while the blank desks encourage students to sit down and socialise without the distraction of technology.
To create a more vibrant area which reflected the college’s identity, our designers made intelligent colour choices. For example, the college’s yellow and blue colour scheme is reflected in the carpet design, desk screens and wall paint. The yellow element of the carpet also serves to highlight the desk areas and add contrast to the overall aesthetic.
Additionally, we removed two walls from the original IT suite to make the space open plan and, in turn, more communication-friendly. For practicality, one section of wall was left up and painted in order to create a student walkway. The walkway also works as a convenient backdrop for the teacher’s whiteboard and projection equipment.
Through working closely with our design team, Collingwood College now has a vibrant, practical and fun ICT suite. The open-plan layout and furniture solutions has encouraged communication amongst students, and the overall design has created a stimulating and inspiring learning environment.
Furthermore, our project team managed to complete the works within the four-week deadline. This ensured the suite was ready for the start of the new school year.
Without power, data and screens, these desks are ideal for sitting down and socialising. This helps to develop key life skills like group working and creative collaboration.
Moreover, the desks provide a space to escape the distraction of technology – something that will undoubtedly help to improve concentration.
To make the carpet design more interesting, our designers dispersed the blocks of colour at random.
The greys add contrast to the lemon tones to create a vibrant yet congruent combination, making for an inviting and fun space for students.
If you’re thinking of making changes to your school or college, then Rap Interiors can help. Rap has over 30 years of experience transforming spaces, leading to it gaining a reputation as one of the leading interior fit out companies in the UK. To arrange a free design consultation, please fill in the form below and a member of our team will get back to you.
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