The new and innovative £17 million Centre provides a visionary facility for further education and training support towards ever-expanding hi tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors across Torbay, South Devon and wider regions. Watch the video below to find out more!
The inside of the building fulfils the vision of the minds behind it, with many large and open collaborative spaces that will encourage interaction across different subject areas. The range of subjects cover a range of levels from entry up to degree-level study and include; engineering and manufacturing, computing, games and interactive media, art, graphic design, illustration, film and photography, law and business.
With manufacturing in mind, the engineering room is operational and include the latest CNC machining technology taking students on a journey from essential skills through to the latest programming and digital skills required in a modern manufacturing environment.
Another unique feature of the Centre is the screening suite. This 4K projector, 7.1 surround sound setup, with 100 seats, delivers a true digital cinematic experience. Whether you are studying film, photography, gaming, or perhaps you want to host a conference here, this suite will deliver on a wide array of purposes. With today’s world being so digitally connected, the Hi Tech & Digital Centre is too. The screening suite hosts the ability to cast to all of the 4K screens in the building, which opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to events and exhibitions.
Here is an example of one of the many interactive screens that will be fitted in every room of the building. These 4k 75 inch touchscreen displays from Dell will replace the traditional projector and whiteboard classroom setup. These displays allow all devices to cast their screen wirelessly, not only making the setup more straight-forward, but also makes it easier for students to showcase their project work and present to their peers and potential employers.
Other features that are accessible are the sound recording booths, photography studio, video and editing studio, the e-library, and an internal computing network.
For more information email [email protected] or call 08000 380 123
The Hi Tech & Digital Centre (HTDC) combines £8.3m from the Heart of the South West LEP’s Growth Deal funding from the Heart of the South West LEP, as well as funding support from European Regional Development Fund, Higher Education Funding Council for England, Garfield Weston Foundation, Torbay Council, South Devon College and private sector investment. It will be a flagship facility, alongside other Institutes of Technology developments in the country.