Following the completion of the estates rationalisation masterplan by AWW, we were commissioned to develop a scheme for 16,000sqm of accommodation to house a wide variety of vocational functions from the existing site.
The new building provides the college with a 21st century learning environment linked by a large glazed street offering shop front windows into a wide range of curriculum areas including Motor Vehicle Technology, Floristry, Animal Care and Hair and Beauty. In addition, a new purpose-built sports hall offers national standard badminton courts alongside dance and gym facilities.
The building employs cutting edge sustainable technology in the form of Ground Source Heat Pumps and Photovoltaic Cells designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’.
“In this building we have not just got bricks and mortar, we have got the feel of Highbury.”
Stella Mbubaegbu, Principal and Chief Executive, Highbury College
“The vocational nature of the college’s courses enabled us to steer the design in an interesting direction. The ‘shopfront’ feel of the street link meant it felt for us like we were designing many units not just one big college! We enjoyed being involved in this project immensely and feel the end result is testament to Highbury’s trust in us as designers.”
I enjoyed working with you and your team who were extremely professional and efficient throughout the time I worked on the project. The end result at both the City Learning Centre and Highbury Campus is a testament to the quality of input from all parties involved. Lewis Toman - Client