Hartpury sports hall converted as Cobus rises to the challenge
» 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.”