Institute of Technology, Exeter College

  • Client

    Exeter College

  • Contractor

  • Value


  • Completion Date

    June 2021

Architects: AWW

Project Manager: SDS

The Challenge

This project was delivered as part of the wider South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) to allow digital skills to be learnt and developed across the region.

Operating on a tight live city centre campus, the Willmott Dixon team needed to adhere to comprehensive logistic plans to minimise the impact on what is normally a busy campus. Comprising of a steel frame with precast planks, the building features a lecture theatre, triple height atrium space and feature staircase.

The Solution

Approached designed solution with a ‘kit of parts’ having underlying traditional construction. The façade is clad in ceramic rainscreen to mirror and enhance the local architecture. The principal elevation is made up of curtain walling, with bronze brise solei providing passive shading. Willmott Dixon also interfaced with and refurbished the existing ‘Hele Building’ to be a new home for Exeter College T Level syllabus.

The Results

The new building was completed on time and on budget with minimum disruption and the students were able to use this fantastic facility as planned.

The new Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College now provides industry standard facilities which will help plug the digital skills gap in the industry, as well as supporting employers in the region. The centre is a great addition to the local community and interfaces seamlessly with the existing ‘Hele building’ on the college’s Hele Road campus.




SME Spend


Added Value


Client Satisfaction

Contractor Performance | Commitments


99% fair payments made


Committed to embedding the
principles of sustainable living and development
across the whole scope of activities




477 professional hours spent supporting local people, Exeter College and local partnerships


Handover & Aftercare Contractor Promise

SCF Framework Manager

Kingsley Clarke


Phone: 07805760622

Contractor Framework Manager

Guy Dawes


Phone: 07989 179444