Case Study: Re-purposing an old building into a student hub

Case Study with Westcountry Group


Re-purposing an old building into a multi-use study hub


Awkward spaces often become disused areas within a school. However, revamping and repurposing them into a useful, engaging area for students can turn them back into bustling student hubs. This example with Independent Schools Conference exhibitor, Westcountry Group, shows how to achieve just that. 

OneSchool Salisbury Campus needed to remodel a large, older area of their school into a modern study centre that would increase productivity and deliver the very best results from their diverse age range of students. The exciting project involved the full design and specification project for the SDL block (Self Directed Learning), which was specially designed to embrace the core values of the SDL principle and ensure each student is able to work in a style that’s best suited to them.

Our team of Interior Designers kept in mind the distinct OneSchool Global brand, and ensured the various areas carried a similar style and mood to their other campuses across the world.  The result is a superb mixture of varied individual and collaborative areas, with student groups enjoying both studio areas and open-plan break-out spaces for group learning.  Westcountry Group were delighted to deliver this unique fit-out which has proved to be immensely popular with all the students, leading to improved grades and exceptional learning development.

“Just would like to say thank you for all your efforts on the first phase of the Salisbury Campus SDL Project! The Tower Block is looking absolutely great, Trustees, Staff, Students and all interested parties are very excited to have the excellent spaces in which to continue our learning journey!”
- Wesley Dible, SDL Project Coordinator

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