The Jefferson Sheard Architects designed DigiHub at Calderdale College, Halifax Campus, opened on the 12th of November with a launch event attended by the College faculty and project partners. Jefferson Sheard worked closely with the College to develop the design of the £1.5m refurbishment project. Our design transformed a former woodwork and pottery workshop into a cutting-edge digital media centre.
Peter Whitlam, Jefferson Sheard Architects Project Lead said: “Our focus was to create a flexible and engaging learning environment, combined with all the necessary facilities to enable students to develop their skills in industries such as game design and music production.”
The new facilities include a Cyber Security Lab, Motion Capture Studio, Games and Web Design Suite, Animation Studio, Music Production Suite and Digital Media Studio. The new centre also provides informal learning spaces divided by meeting area pods and a timber amphitheatre.
John Rees, Principal and Chief Executive of Calderdale College, said: “The finished product is an innovative and dynamic space that has top class facilities and equipment, enabling our students to have the best possible learning experience.”
Jefferson Sheard are proud to be part of this forward-thinking project and delighted to continue our relationship with Calderdale College in delivering innovative accommodation for higher education learning.