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Forth Valley College push on with Falkirk Campus

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December 14 2016

Forth Valley College push on with Falkirk Campus
Forth Valley College are pressing ahead with an £83m campus in Falkirk after the Scottish government gave the procurement process the green light, enabling a start on site to be made by September 2017 for completion by October 2019.

Located at the college’s former Middlefield campus the development will include a range of workshops, laboratories and classrooms, designed to a similar specification to recently completed facilities by the college in Alloa and Stirling.

In their design statement Reiach & Hall said: “By utilising a similarly restrained palette of materials both campus buildings at Alloa and Stirling have a distinctly different ‘feel’, however they are also clearly from the same family. In keeping with the previous campus buildings, it is intended that the new Falkirk campus should benefit from the themes already developed, namely by creating a building predominantly made of a high quality facing brick.”

Aiming for at least a BREEAM very good rating the campus will offer a Learning Resource Centre, cafes, beauty salons, conference rooms and sports facilities.
2,000 students will use the new campus
2,000 students will use the new campus
The campus will stretch to over 20,000sq/m
The campus will stretch to over 20,000sq/m

3 Comments

Ginger Rodgers
#1 Posted by Ginger Rodgers on 14 Dec 2016 at 14:19 PM
UR - There are more pictures on the planning portal that show the up to date scheme.
UR
#2 Posted by UR on 14 Dec 2016 at 14:33 PM
Thanks for that. I've replaced the Dec 2015 iteration with the current design.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#3 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 16 Dec 2016 at 10:59 AM
The plague of the current SEG publicity drive -- big numbers make good PR -- strikes again.

Build cost for the facility is £58mill.
Working out at very close to £3K per m2.
Not sure if we as a society can afford a number of this magnitude especially for a very low key design that seems low key to the point of shyness.

File under Auld Reekie second rate civil servants spending other people's money.

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