We completed an installation for Gower College Library in Swansea. We collaborated with Opening the Book to specify furniture suited to the changing pedagogies of 21stcentury learning environments. Furniture was chosen to encourage students to work both collaboratively to share and discuss ideas, and to enable individual, focussed study. The Library is also used for formal, structured teaching scenarios. To ensure that product selected was fit for purpose, we specified product from leading manufacturers such as Vitra and Orangebox.
The Library is based at Tycoch campus. Tycoch is a bustling and vibrant base for students on a wide variety of vocational, access and apprenticeship courses. Many well-established vocational areas, such as health and social care, hospitality and catering, travel and tourism, business, science, sport, motor vehicle and engineering are available here. Specialist facilities include The Vanilla Pod training restaurant and students can also access the modern Sports Centre, which has a fully equipped conditioning studio, a multi-purpose sports hall, squash courts and a sports injury clinic. The campus is within walking distance of Sketty and transport links to and from Swansea city centre are excellent.