Inspiring the Future Generation

4th March 2021

Procured through the SCF framework, Willmott Dixon are currently working on The Institute of Technology building (also known as the Digital and Data Centre) at Exeter College. The centre will help train the next generation of digital professionals. Delivered as part of the wider South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) the centre will offer courses on data analytics, cyber security, and software development. It will spearhead the digital skills revolution across the region.

Located on the college’s Hele Road campus in the centre of Exeter, the start of the art facility interfaces seamlessly into the existing ‘Hele building’ which is also being refurbished to house the new digital TLevel students. Located in a Conversation Area with a nearby ancient monument and listed buildings, the centre will be a landmark building for the College.

Wilmott Dixon have built up a strong relationship with Exeter College and have worked very closely with an array of their students to encourage them to interact with the team during the build process. One of these interactions was the recent collaboration between a group of Media Studies students and the Willmott Dixon site team. The aim of the project was to produce a COVID on site safety video which would be filmed and edited by the students and would be used companywide at Willmott Dixon. We had two trainee managers as the main actors in the video and the students were then tasked with setting up, organising, putting together and editing as part of their course experience.
We have received some lovely feedback from Dean Ferris, Media and Performing Arts Lecturer: