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Autumn start for Forth Valley College Falkirk HQ

October 12 2017

Autumn start for Forth Valley College Falkirk HQ
Balfour Beatty have been appointed to deliver a 220,000sq/ft campus for Forth Valley College in Falkirk, a £55m build designed by Reiach & Hall Architects, clearing the way for an autumn start.

Situated on the urban edge between the town centre and Helix Park the campus will be the third major construction project to be undertaken by the college following completion of similar campuses in Alloa and Stirling.

In common with its stablemates this will see the architects employ a similar palette of high quality facing brick with a ‘civic frontage’ addressing Grangemouth with high quality workshops intended to be a similar standard to the main teaching wing.

In a design statement the architects observed: “The proposals for the Falkirk campus will also take a similar form to the previous buildings at Alloa and Stirling, in that they will be predominantly two storey buildings which sit easily in the open relatively flat context of their immediate site. 

At key points such as the sports facility and entrance space, the massing of the building can be used to advantage to assist with the composition of the façade at these crucial ‘node’ points.”

Upon completion in autumn 2019 the campus will serve as the college’s headquarters, home to 2,000 students specializing in science and engineering and also incorporating a purpose-built arts centre, complete with a 500-seat venue and conference facilities.


#1 Posted by Bob on 13 Oct 2017 at 14:01 PM
Cant Reiach & Hall design buildings any more??
just like the last onees
#2 Posted by just like the last onees on 13 Oct 2017 at 17:02 PM
Ticks the R&H Tipple B Philosophy

#3 Posted by Sven on 18 Oct 2017 at 16:16 PM
Why make it similar to the current building which has no redeeming features? Basically it is a 2018 1973 building. Surely a new facade would do the same thing cheaper.

If a new building is needed build something nice. The council housing around it is depressing enough without this new lump adding to it.

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