Exeter Deaf Academy reveal plans for Exmouth’s Rolle College site

12 May 2017

This week, the public were invited to a consultation event to view Exeter Deaf Academy’s plans for the former Rolle College site.

The exciting education scheme revolves around the provision of a new centrally located academy building to accommodate the education of 190 children and young adults, with additional on-site residential accommodation to house 120 students.

Stace were first appointed as Project Managers on the scheme in 2011, with a need for strategic direction and control of programme and costs. Since then, Stace have been involved in the disposal of the Academy’s existing site, purchase of the proposed site, management of the design team to RIBA Stage 4, and steering the team through a successful outline and detailed planning applications.

In a joint statement, the deaf academy and architects Stride Treglown said: “The former Rolle College had a positive impact on thousands of students and their families, and Exeter Deaf Academy are similarly committed to providing a facility for future generations of students and the local community.

The new proposed site layout focuses on creating a successful and dynamic education environment for the future students, whilst providing a homely feel to the boarding accommodation working with the unique qualities and constraints of the Rolle campus site.”

A formal planning application is expected in July.

Click here to read more in the Exmouth Journal, or click here to visit Exeter Deaf Academy’s official site.