The £11.8m Centre of Excellence for Composites Advanced Manufacture and Marine provides flexible teaching facilities and open plan workshops together with a café, staff offices and WC’s for 500 students and staff.

The Brief

The client required a 3050m2 design to meet the requirements of the College’s industrial partner, GKN, to equip students with skills for the workplace. The brief required us to design and deliver a high quality learning facility with flexible spaces to teach key engineering skills.

Our Response

We provided a modern, high quality facility for 21st century learning and teaching, receiving a BREEAM ‘Very Good rating. The design continued the branding and design ethic of the College’s other buildings in this highly specialised facility.

Key Facts

  • We further enhanced the College’s campus
  • We achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’
  • We ensured the College met funding and site restrictions
  • We future proofed the facility with a clear and flexible services distribution system

Project Information

Client: Isle of Wight College

Value: £11,800,000.00