UTC South Devon opened in January 2016 at an £11.3m new build on Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot.
The £11.3m building, designed by architects Stride Treglown, is designed to house up to 600 students following specialist education in engineering and science.
The Department for Education funding for the scheme included up to £1m for specialist engineering and science equipment, as well as £0.5m towards ICT equipment.
The unique building design provides 8 specialist engineering workshops, 7 science laboratories, as well as ICT and general teaching space. Four hub areas, supported by sponsors South West Water, Centrax Ltd, MB Aerospace. Environment Agency and Galliford Try, provide a base for independent study and group project work.
A café serves hot breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks and refreshments through out the day for students and staff.
A 350m2 Challenge Arena houses teamwork and STEM competitions for UTC students, as well as primary and secondary schools in the area. This is also utilised by community groups for sporting activities and local business use. An external science terrace connects to lab space allowing for water collection, testing and monitoring to replicate the science used by South West Water and the Environment Agency.
Outside we have a multi-use games area as well as a more peaceful garden with raised flower beds and seating.