Case Study

Eco-Building for SEND at Cambian Pengwern College

Building type: SEND
Project price: £300k
Completion date: 2015

Cambian Pengwern College wanted to replace their mobile units and make more of their natural environment.

Cambian Pengwern College is a specialist further education college in North Wales, offering day, and up to 52-week residential placements for young people aged 16 to 25 with a learning disability and complex needs.

Why did you want to develop an outdoor learning space?

The previous classrooms were older style mobile units; they weren’t designed with our learners’ specialist needs in mind and we wanted to make the most of our wonderful, natural environment.

What made The Learning Escape stand out from other providers?

From start to finish, the Learning Escape team were highly accommodating. They listened to, and took on board, all of our ideas and were very patient as we changed our minds on lots of occasions.

What are the biggest benefits you’ve noticed for the students and college?

It has made such a difference being in a beautiful room that is warm and quiet. The lovely view outside really appeals to all the senses. It’s such a calming environment and I have noticed that the students are much calmer and more engaged. They like the structure of the room: low stimulus really works for our Autistic learners.

How did you find working with The Learning Escape overall?

They took away all the worry and managed the project from beginning to end for us, meeting all our expectations. 5 stars

TG Escapes have also prvided clasrooms for The Cambian Group at Hillgate Farm School.

“It’s such a calming environment and I have noticed that the students are much calmer and more engaged. They like the structure of the room: low stimulus really works for our Autistic learners.”
Jolene Roberts
Marketing Officer and Marie Nicastro, Music Teacher