A modern makeover

for Derby College

Irongate was a key supplier to Derby College for the supply of office furniture for their new college campus – located in the historic Roundhouse complex in Derby. The stunning flagship site in the heart of the city offers 18,000 square meters of learning and teaching space and was part of a £48 million regeneration scheme.

The Challenge

The Roundhouse is a historic grade II listed building so it needed to be sympathetically transformed into a vibrant, modern workspace.

It was an especially challenging project as we had to install the furniture in building site conditions. The logistics of getting 200 desks and chairs to the right buildings, to the right floor in the right room and in the right layout was made all the more challenging because of the conditions we were under: builders in the way, tight corridors, and lifts not working. There wasn’t a lot more that could have been thrown at us!

The Solution

Irongate designed the layouts, supplied and installed the furniture for many of the office and classroom areas, as well as communal areas across four of the roundhouses buildings. This was achieved on time and within budget.

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The Outcome

Irongate used its expertise from the consultation stage right through to the complex logistics involved with delivering and installing mixed furniture across numerous rooms. The project ran smoothly, resulting in a showcase facility for Derby College.

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