"I never expected to be part of anything like this when I worked here in my 20s."
"We feel more like a community now. There’s just a bit more togetherness - even though it’s a really vast building."
"It’s not like college, with the structured desks and seating plans. It’s flexible here."
"The building is going to have a huge impact on how the group evolves."
"When I walk in, I’m definitely coming home and always pleased to be back."
Scott Gorvett: teacher, parent and founder of UK Premier Leagues
"One guy's lost three stone since he started playing; it’s changed his life."
Varun: Masters of Law student
"This outside bit is my escape zone. I come here and think about things."
Mike Tate: headteacher
"When visitors arrive and see everything we’ve got, it's a 'wow' moment."
"The building represents that we’re here to deliver."
"The fact students can just say hello to staff as they go around the building is rather special."
Oscar Jordan and Ugne Stasytyte
"It’s so nice to have the space in your flat to come together and socialise."
"It’s like living in a little city because there are always lots of different activities happening."
José Valdebenito Chávez
"Sometimes you make an association with work - if the environment is bad, you probably won’t be that keen on going, right? But in this case, you just enjoy being in the building."