Hart­pury sports hall con­verted as Cobus rises to the chal­lenge

Gloucestershire Echo - - BUSINESS -

» HART­PURY Univer­sity has had its old in­door sports hall con­verted into a stu­dent so­cial study zone to en­cour­age in­ter­ac­tion and cre­ativ­ity.

The univer­sity brought in in­te­rior de­sign spe­cial­ists, Cobus, to carry out the ren­o­va­tion.

The fam­ily-run Glouces­ter firm has been in­stalling learn­ing spa­ces to suit dif­fer­ent ed­u­ca­tional en­vi­ron­ments for more than 40 years.

The project threw up a few chal­lenges, with the team asked to com­plete the au­da­cious project in just two days with a set bud­get.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Lloyd Coldrick, 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 ded­i­cated to stick­ing to our usual work­ing method – we never go back once we’ve com­mit­ted to a de­sign idea.

“We par­tic­u­larly en­joyed work­ing on the stu­dent study zone and are pleased the stu­dents and staff at the univer­sity were happy with the fin­ished re­sult.”

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