Reading College South Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) Opens to Students

Following our appointment as Architects to assist Milton Keynes College and Activate Learning with the delivery of three Institute of Technology projects at Bletchley, Oxford and Reading, we’re delighted to announce that the Reading South Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) has recently welcomed it’s first students through the doors!

The Reading SCIoT hub was officially opened on 30 September by Activate Learning’s Chief Executive, Sally Dicketts CBE, and the Lord Mayor of Reading, David Stevens, in front of specially-invited guests and partners.

Students studying at the Reading SCIoT hub will have access to the new £1million facilities that have been specifically designed to allow students to collaborate and engage with teaching and learning across the entire SCIoT.

Anna McTaggart, Partner and Project Lead at GSSArchitecture said: “We’re delighted to see the results of this significant investment at the Reading College campus already benefitting the first group of learners.

Thanks to close collaboration with Milton Keynes College and Activate Learning, we have been able to maximise the opportunities presented by the building, delivering a design that reflects the unique identity of the SCIoT, through the creation of welcoming and aspirational learning environments that support the curriculum delivery model.

The hub will benefit students with opportunities and experience for years to come, thanks to the hard work of the entire project team, including T&B Contractors Ltd., Project Management Solutions, Solution Consulting Engineers Ltd., Gleeds, and Panda Construction & Engineering Services, who helped to ensure the success of this development.

The works carried out at the Institute of Technology in Reading build upon our national expertise in transforming existing buildings into inspirational and flexible learning environments, which we have gained through the development of our extensive portfolio in the education sector. 

Find out more about the work carried out at the South Central Institute of Technology on their website https://www.southcentraliot.ac.uk/ 

Check out our before and after images below, to see the significant transformation that has taken place at the hub.

Pictured: Classroom (Before)
Pictured: Classroom (After)
Pictured: IT Suite (Before)
Pictured: IT Suite (After)
Pictured: Lobby (Before)
Pictured: Lobby (After)
Pictured: Seminar Room (Before)
Pictured: Seminar Room (After)
Pictured: Social Space (Before)
Pictured: Social Space (After)