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Coleg Cambria to open new £3.5m business school

Penketh Group helps Coleg Cambria Northop to open business school in North East Wales

Posted by Lucinda Reid | November 21, 2017 | Bricks & mortar

Penketh Group has worked with Coleg Cambria to create its prestigious new business school in North East Wales.

Coleg Cambria Northop is one of the largest professional development providers in the region and has undergone a significant investment programme to create a sector leading business school.

Cambria Business School is a purpose built £3.5m modern learning environment set in breath-taking surroundings. It will officially open on December 4.

More than 1,500 students are expected to use the business school every year and on offer will be degree level courses, professional development courses and business training.

The brand-new building includes an impressive atrium with relaxed, social seating, coffee tables and statement lounge sofas and benches.

Highback wing armchairs provide an element of privacy for conversations and time-out in social spaces while sleek upholstered dining chairs and tables reflect the vogue to bring home interiors into the workspace.

Penketh Group also supplied flexible, reconfigurable furniture and portable tablet whiteboards for the building’s 11 lecture rooms and five bookable meeting rooms.

Graham Evans, Capital Build Project Manager of Coleg Cambria, said, “We are delighted with the high standard of furniture solutions provided by Penketh Group. We wanted to give our interiors a hotel look and feel and the furniture has really complimented the building.”

“Creating interesting and flexible spaces that encourage interaction and active learning is important to us and the response to the new furniture from staff and students has been great,” continued Graham. “With its abundance of natural light, digital facilities and interactive spaces, we believe that this building represents the future of learning.”

Paul Mann, Furniture Project Director of Penketh Group, added, “We have worked with Coleg Cambria for a number of years and were delighted to provide a furniture solution for their new business school. We brought the architect’s vision for the spaces to life with a range of furniture emphasising the colours and textures inspired by the surroundings of the college.”

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