Exeter College has unveiled ambitious plans to open an exceptional £2.4 million Gym and ‘New York’-style Dance Studio.
Alongside this development, new space for music technology, art and information technology will be created, transforming the space that had previously housed the previous gym and dance floor.
The new Gym and Dance Studio is an extension to the college’s £5.9 million Sports Hall in Victoria Yard in the centre of the city, opened in 2015.
Under the plans, the two storey extension will feature a fully equipped, modern Gym with the latest equipment on the ground floor, with a New York style glass fronted Dance Studio on the second floor, as well as additional teaching space.
Early ground works have just started on the building work, with the new facilities planned to open in summer 2019. Exeter-based Grainge Architects, one of the leading architectural practices in the South West, have designed the new gym and dance studio.
The investment is just the latest in a series of developments at the Ofsted Outstanding college in recent years, which only recently officially opened its £3 million Advanced Engineering Centre.
Exeter College has a growing reputation as a leading national centre of excellence for sport, as well as dance. The college offers a wide range of programmes for aspiring sportspeople, and those with a passion for dance. This investment will lead to a number of enhancements to the college’s award-winning provision.
John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that works have now started to create cutting edge space for sport and dance. The college gym impacts on students and staff right across the college and we hope this investment encourages even more of our students and staff to get active.
“As a College our vision is to be ‘exceptional’, to do this it is critical that we continue to invest in all aspects of the student experience. This new development shows that our vision is about action, brought to life by great staff and excellent students.”
Are you a school leaver? Exeter College has limited spaces for a wide range of programmes starting in September 2018. To apply, pop into a college reception, visit the website for more details, exe-coll.ac.uk or call 01392 400555.