The building provides Highbury College with a flagship building in the centre of Portsmouth to complement their new main campus HQ, which is currently under construction. The Centre includes no less than eight full scale commercial teaching kitchens including those serving the student refectory and fine dining restaurant open to the public, a mock-up aircraft and check-in desk and the usual general teaching, learning and support facilities associated with vocational FE Colleges. The facades are clad in a combination of pre-weathered zinc cassette and terracotta tile rainscreen systems. Neutral tones are alleviated at street level by yellow oversized glazed bricks and on the upper floors by panels of aquamarine acrylic render.