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Newham Sixth Form College - Learning Resource Centre

TOP-TEC recently provided a collaborative learning solution for Newham Sixth Form College in their brand new Learning Resource Centre.

NHS North Bristol - Bespoke Secure Printer Cages

TOP-TEC worked with NHS North Bristol providing a number of secure printer cages for their centre of excellence.

University of Greenwich - Collaborative Learning Space

TOP-TEC provided a collaborative learning solution for ten group study rooms in the Stockwell Street Building situated at the Greenwich Campus.

EEF - Active Learning Areas

TOP-TEC recently collaborated with EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation on the development of its second training site- the Technology Hub. The Hub is part of the £5 million investment into the centre, aims to increase the number of apprentices it trains from 250 to over 400 a year.

University of Glasgow - Technology Enhanced Active Learning Space

TOP-TEC collaborated with HLM Architects on creating a flexible, multi-use teaching space that will be configurable to address changing teaching patterns in the years ahead.

The Engineering Laboratory - Queen Mary University of London

The vision for QMUL was to maximise the use of furniture and technology to deliver a state of the art laboratory experience that was focused on collaboration, communications, connectivity and real-time data collection for individuals, group and class active learning.

Active Learning Space - Lancaster University

Having gone through a refurbishment earlier this year, Ash House at Lancaster University, required student focused, computer laboratories
configured for teaching and study. The challenge was creating a 100+ seated capacity Learning Lab in an unconventional inverse ‘L’ shaped
space.

Herschel Learning Lab - Newcastle University

Keen to move away from the traditional pedagogies used in standard lecture theatres, Newcastle University wanted to develop an innovative learning space that encouraged collaborative activities for students in small groups to work on a variety of tasks including, problem solving and preparation of presentations, all of which could be facilitated by ICT.

Paperless Office - Telesales Company

We were recently presented an opportunity to provide a tablet storage solution to a large international business that provides Customer Service Management solutions across multiple channels. They had announced a major new initiative of committing to a ‘paperless’ office earlier this year.

National Training Centre - Steinhoff Group UK

SGUK required furniture solutions for a reception entrance, a workplace office, four meeting spaces and three training rooms. TOP-TEC were given the challenge to meet corporate branding, style, ergonomics and company dynamics to create an aspirational professional
working environment.

Active Learning Studio - University of the West of Scotland

The Active Learning Studio at the University of the West of Scotland is an inspirational environment blending people, space and technology to foster deeper learning through developing problem solving, communication, and critical thinking skills.

Active Learning Spaces - Kramer Electronics

Kramer’s training room was designed as a “Collaborative Classroom” with the purpose of training systems integrators and key end users in the use of Kramer’s Multi-Award winning Collaboration products, and systems through modern group focused teaching methods.

South and City College Birmingham - Manual Flip-Top Desks

"The desk is much better quality and value than other versions we've seen and it can also be custom made to suit the classroom. Lessons can now reach their full potential - the converting tables mean we can quickly switch from one activity to the next. We are also very pleased to have supported a Birmingham firm." Phil Watts - Director of ICT

PC Stand - Kirklees College

Kirklees College recently completed a new build programme at the Waterfront Quarter, a high quality commercial development close to the centre of Huddersfield. The college’s Information and Learning Technologies (ILT) team led by Richard Brook had recognised the challenge of ensuring classroom technology remains positioned and installed in a way which ensures the most effective management of the classroom environment.

Learning Space Solutions - University of Manchester

Working in partnership with IS Service Delivery Manager Bill Ayres in the Faculty of Life Sciences, the key aim was to maximise the space and introduce flexibility through a cost effective whole room solution.

White Paper - Active Learning Environments in Universities

Ok, so not technically a case study but this white paper (produced by our Learning Spaces Specialist, Duncan Peberdy) gives an insight into some of TOP-TEC's pioneering work in the education market. Read about how the growing demand for student-centred learning environments is changing learning and teaching for the better, as organisations move beyond traditional lecture theatres to spaces that support active learning pedagogies with a focus on teamwork, problem solving and collaboration between students.

Whiteboard & AV Integrated Lecterns - Warwick Business School

Working with Warwick Business School our key aim was to introduce flexibility and improve audience engagement through effective and innovative integrated audio visual Lecterns.

Pronto Reception Desk - Silks Quality Solicitors

TOP-TEC were approached by Silks Solicitors who were re-branding under the Quality Solicitors name, to design, build and install a bespoke reception desk that professionally represented their new brand.

Flip-Top Versatile Desks - Burgess Hill Girls School

TOP-TEC’s Versatile Flip-Top Desks have been used throughout the lab room creating a multi functional workspace for students, transforming from writing space to a fully functional IT station in the matter of seconds.

Turn and Learn - Aberystwyth University

“These are challenging times for Higher Education. In many ways, the rule book is being rewritten, but there are important principles that are unchanged. The priorities for this University will remain the provision of excellent opportunities for learning and teaching, world leading student support, cutting edge research in a broad range of academic disciplines – in an environment which is second to none.” 
April McMahon - Vice Chancellor

Specialist Equipment Security - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Radiology has been revolutionised by digital technology. The introduction of PACS, using expensive ultra high definition monitors and specialist workstations, together with a need for service continuity and the protection of patient data, has made equipment security a priority.

Quality Solicitors Mander Cruickshank - Reception Desk

"First impressions count and our TOP-TEC desk is an impressive welcoming statement to our visitors. Professional, modern, stylish and welcoming is how we like to be described and this is exactly the description of our new desk too. Furthermore, TOP-TEC were a pleasure to work with and have provided a quality product for excellent value" Mark Hodges - Practice Director

University of Bradford - Synergy Active Learning Room

Pharmacy undergraduates utilise a suite of 18 Synergy Tables, supplied by TOP-TEC, that advance team-based learning skills. The School of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford has created a learning environment that optimises the use of their new active learning strategy. Pharmacy students work together in teams to apply new course material, discussing and debating issues with their peers in order to solve challenging problems.

Stockton Sixth Form College - Manual Flip-Top Desks

"Stockton Sixth Form College introduced this multi-purpose classroom to compliment its existing computer provision. TOP-TEC were a perfect partner to plan, make and install the desking, the support and service has been top class." Allan Lowson - ICT Technician

Teeside University - Voyager Expert Mono's

"At Teesside we have TOP-TEC lecterns or desks in all of our teaching rooms. For a new campus at Darlington we used the single voyagers, they look great, the integrators and my teckies like to work on them and I'm sure they will survive a few upgrades of AV kit while still looking good."
Paul Wilson, Senior IT Manager

Luton Central Library - ICT Desks

High demand for public computers and an innovative approach to quick access IT made security a priority for Luton Library. TOP-TEC's holistic service delivered their security requirements from design through to installation.

Warrington Library - ICT Cluster Desks

"TOP-TEC has always provided excellent service, quality products and good prices. Knowing that they could provide a solution which fully integrated security as part of our needs, as well as offering a complete package of design, manufacture and installation made them an obvious choice." Jo Unsworth - Community Libraries Manager

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