For well over a century, the East Ayrshire town of Kilmarnock was famous as the home of the renowned Johnnie Walker whisky distillery, one of the world’s most recognisable brands of Scotch.
But when the distillery shut its doors in 2012, the site was soon snapped up for a very different kind of purpose. Following a £53 million construction and regeneration project, the brand new Ayrshire College campus opened its doors in September 2016, transforming both the skyline and educational opportunities in the old industrial town.
With 5000 full and part-time students studying subjects ranging from engineering to hair and beauty, the college is large and thriving hub of activity. As with all large campuses, coordinating and communicating with staff presents its own challenges, which is why the senior leadership team contacted Brentwood.
In particular, they wanted to establish a communication system which would enable reception staff to contact any other member of staff wherever they were on campus, to take calls or to greet visitors. In addition, they also wanted to improve the efficiency of communication with security and maintenance teams, to ensure any reported issues could be handled as quickly as possible.