Construction Training Facility under construction
August 4 2009
Containing workshops for joinery, brickwork, painting, decorating and plumbing the facility will complement existing technical and engineering facilities on the colleges Altens campus whilst providing a new library, fitness suite and cafeteria.
Accommodation is split between two lightweight pavilions atop a masonry plinth served by an entrance core housing communal facilities, accessible via a linear street that promotes social interaction.
Solar panels, a wind turbine, natural ventilation, modulated lighting and efficient insulation spearhead a sustainability agenda, bolstered by rainwater being redirected to toilet cisterns.
Due to open in August 2010 the centre marks the first phase of the college’s estates development strategy.
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