Reiach and Hall celebrate Forth Valley College completion
June 29 2012
Located on a fold in the river Forth at Raploch the college is intended to strengthen links between local business and the community and acts as a centre for hospitality and the creative industries the campus specialises in construction, care, health & sport, applied sciences, computing and business
It is the second of two competition winning designs to be completed by the practice for Forth Valley College and incorporates workshops, a refectory, learner centre and gymnasium in addition to classrooms, studios and staff accommodation.
Forth Valley College Principal, Linda McKay said: “The building really is spectacular and I don’t think we could have possibly found a more beautiful location.
“The new campus will allow us to build our profile in Stirling and also deliver more courses than ever before. Our vision is to play a key role in the future success of the local area.”
Reiach & Hall director Andy Law told Urban Realm: “It’s an expansive building which is designed to enclose and claim outside space. One of the things we said to the college during interview was any type of education institution requires a number of different types of space. Teaching, group learning, individual and outside spaces.
Extensive use of deep set rooflights helped the scheme on its way to a BREEAM Excellent rating although Law ruefully pointed out that the passive ventilation point was lost as a 2.5sq/m office in the kitchen and reception office weren’t incorporated.
The £15.6m project was delivered at just shy of £2k per m2 and was delivered in conjunction with Miller Construction.