Internal Fit Out to Create Safety Academy, Telford


Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric approached etc Design Ltd via their preferred Contractor to assist in the relocation of their Training Centre from a site in Coventry to within an existing unused area within their Warehouse in Telford.

The area available was limited and therefore careful planning of space was essential to provide the necessary facilities for the company to carry out their training courses.

The solution was to install a two storey self-contained facility that was able to increase the number of courses offered as well as increase the number of training spaces by up to 40%. The new facility boasts a 280 sqm hands-on demonstration and training area with over 70 low, medium and high voltage switchgear products, connected in configurations that simulate real-world operational environments. There are three state-of-the-art 16-seater training rooms as well as a number of break out areas.

All Schneider Electric UK employees, including more than 450 based at the Telford site in Stafford Park, will now receive health and safety training at the facility.

etc Design Ltd were appointed to provide full architectural services from feasibility to completion, as part of a Design & Build contract.

Mike Hughes, zone president of Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, commented in the Shropshire Star:

“We are incredibly proud of our new state-of-the art training facility here in Telford. The practical training room is one of the largest in the country offering delegates a best-in-class training experience. Our aim is to ensure that whatever the set up in terms of equipment in their own place of work, the training received here will give people the skills, knowledge and experience to work safely.”

“We’re really excited to open this new safety academy and offer our high-quality training courses to even more businesses across the UK and Ireland.”


etc Design Ltd
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West Midlands
United Kingdom WV5 9DH

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