The Deaf Academy in Exeter is a school, college and residential home for deaf young people aged five to twenty-five.
Stride Treglown were initially appointed to develop the scheme for the new build and refurbishment of the existing academy. Works included a new building focusing on education, student accommodation and the refurbishment of the existing theatre on a seven-acre teaching campus.
The new classrooms are located around the ‘Learning Forest’. This atrium space is a centre piece for the facility aiming to encourage a more engaging environment away from more traditional teaching spaces. This area is looking to bring in a more natural environment incorporating elements with great natural light whilst utilising our timber acoustic systems.
Midas Construction were awarded the contract to build the £10.5 million project that included classrooms, breakaway spaces, vocational workspace, dinning facilities, living areas and a refurbishment of a theatre. Robert P Barry Carpentry based in Plymouth had the responsibility for installing four of our systems – Topakustik’s, Topperfo 16/16/10-5 and Topperfo Plain in a Birch Veneer along with our Laudescher LINEA 4.2.4 and 4.2.1 in pine with a white oak wax finish (further product information below).