Lord’s Taverners Visit Experia Factory in Yorkshire
Recently we were invited to visit the Experia team at their factory in South Yorkshire to gain a valuable insight into the work they do to innovate and manufacture fantastic sensory room equipment.
Experia create bespoke sensory rooms and immersive environments for specialist schools, hospitals and care centres. Working in partnership since December 2010, we have designed, manufactured and installed more than 100 unique sensory solutions enabling young people with sensory needs to develop their skills through interacting and engaging with the equipment.
The set-up at the Experia factory in Grimethorpe near Barnsley is impressive. The state-of-the-art sensory equipment is all manufactured on site which means they can proudly place a “Made in UK” badge onto all of their products. The scale of the operation is quite something too, from the electrical warehouse through to the spray booth, joinery, to the bespoke upholstery and complex LED wiring, it was wonderful to see these products being carefully crafted in their early stages before eventually being shipped off to each school (and all over the world) to be used by young people with sensory needs.
Experia Managing Director Peter Saunders said, “We are so pleased and proud to be partnered with the Lord’s Taverners as official sensory equipment supplier.”
Jan Wdowczyk, Marketing Manager added, “Experia is very lucky to have a passionate and technically skilled workforce of electricians, joiners and machinists; we are always extremely proud of our finished product.”
A sensory room is a stimulating environment aimed at developing hand-eye coordination, motor skills, colour recognition, communication and sensory skills for children with sensory impairments. Schools catering for children with severe learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairments and autism have found that regular access to a sensory room or sensory equipment can make significant improvements on a child’s emotional health and enhance their learning experience. Sensory rooms are also used to calm overactive children.
Working in partnership with BT and Experia, last year we installed sensory rooms in 16 special educational needs (SEN) schools. Our partnership with BT, which began in 2010, will benefit over 18,000 young people in the UK with profound disabilities by the end of 2020.
For more information, visit the Experia website.