Loughborough University Collaborative Bench Seating
CPS Manufacturing Co was approached by Loughborough University about installing lecture theatre seats into the West Park Teaching Hub, encompassing five lecture theatres.
Preliminary drawings were provided by the University Estates team. CPS Manufacturing Co worked with the Estates Team to provide working layouts. CPS Manufacturing Co also worked alongside successful contractor Robert Woodhead.
Several room layouts were produced for each room with different chair types, layouts and teaching directions. 2D layout drawings and visuals were produced to help aid the client in the decision process.
Each room had timber tiers installed as well as fixed seating. 790 seats were installed in total including four lecture theatres with 704 Type C9 seats.
Lecture theatre 5 in the hub had collaborative bench seating installed with space for 86 people. This was CPS Manufacturing Co.’s second installation of bench seating. Collaborative bench seating is a new type of lecture theatre seating that provides an alternative solution for flipped classrooms for collaborative learning and encourages group work.