Stafford College will become a low carbon campus as part of its multi-million pound redevelopment, thanks to the expertise of one of the UK’s largest environmental services consultancies.
Couch Perry & Wilkes (CPW) will be responsible for the building services scheme design at the new college in Stafford town centre.
The £13 million redevelopment of its campus in Earl Street will replace the existing outdated building and will house the college’s Learning Resource Centre with integrated information learning technology suites and teaching areas for catering and beauty therapy, which will include training restaurants and beauty salons that will be open to the public.
Ashley Cowdrey, Director at CPW said he hoped its expertise as an environmental building services company will enable the new building to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating.
“The design has had to be carefully planned to ensure that the new vocational accommodation is integrated into the campus in an energy efficient and cost effective way,” he said.
CPW is working with CPMG Architects, project manager GVA, quantity surveyors AA Projects, and structural engineers BWB, to help to transform Stafford College into a low carbon campus.
The 5,200m² three storey building connect to existing Grade II listed building via an atrium. Landscape designer Grontmij will create a unique courtyard in the centre.
David Glazebrook, director of CPMG commented: “We are delighted to have designed a major new building for the college which provides a strong urban presence and encloses a new landscaped heart to the campus. We look forward to working with a very strong and proactive project team to deliver this scheme and further adding to our portfolio of work in the education sector which continues to expand.”
Work is expected to start on site in June 2011 and is due to be completed in July 2012.