29th October 2018

There’s rapid progress being made in the development of the state of the art £17 million Hi-Tech and Digital Centre. On Friday 19th October we reached the project milestone of ‘topping out’, officially completing construction on the highest point of the building.


Whilst we’re all bursting with excitement to use the innovative new learning facilities – why not take a sneak peek around the building now using the following interactive 3D walk-through links below?

SDC Hi-Tech and Digital Centre – 3D Ground Floor view

SDC Hi-Tech and Digital Centre – 3D First Floor view

SDC Hi-Tech and Digital Centre – 3D Second Floor view

SDC Hi-Tech and Digital Centre – 3D Central Staircase view

If you’re an owner of a VR headset you can enjoy an interactive view showing four different angles of the Centre’s interior. Available on smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.


We’ve also been sending the College drone up to check on the progress – check out the footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlyMj15aKjk


We hope you’re just as excited as we are for the final Centre completion date!


Due to open in September 2019, the innovative £17 million Centre will provide 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 area.

The Hi-Tech and Digital Centre is the latest development in the College’s wider Further and Higher Education and Skills masterplan, working towards future “university status”, with other proposals being considered including future development of student residential accommodation.

The three-storey building, designed by talented architects from the LHC Group, includes a link connection to the main Paignton Campus, with a further 15 dedicated work spaces for individual business units as well as two large, open plan collaboration zones, in addition to specialist computing, engineering and design facilities.

Funding to create the world-class facility has been secured from a number of partner organisations including; the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), Higher Education Funding Council for Education (HEFCE), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Garfield Weston Foundation, private investors and the College’s own reserves. The Centre is being constructed by leading local employer Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group.

For more information about this story please contact Guy Marsden, Marketing & Communications Officer at [email protected] or on 01803 540563.

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