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Following Mr Jim Kendall’s retirement, in 1990 Mr David Kendall was appointed by the Governors as Director of the College and continued to increase student numbers.

David established Derwen Enterprises, a programme of work experience and supported residential development for young people with disabilities.

Derwen College developed customer facing outlets moving away from the workshop style of work experience.

Through fundraising activities, grants from numerous benefactors and legacies Derwen saw a rapid increase in facilities available on campus.

Buildings Development

1990s      Under the Derwen Enterprise remit, the Garden Café, Garden Centre and
                Ceramic Buildings along with the Walled Garden were created.  
                Accommodation increased with the addition of Thomas House, Junior College
                (laterally renamed Juniper Court), Cadbury Court and Acorns
                Catering Department
                Derwen House was refurbished to become meeting rooms and the Orangery Restaurant

2000s    Derwen Estates
               Bradbury Computer Centre
               Young’s Farm Shop in the Bradbury Retail Unit
               Horton House
               Tiffins
               Bradbury Food Centre
               Kendall Court


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