Highbury College, Masterplan
AWW was commissioned in 2004 to work with Highbury College and their advisors to develop an Estate Rationalisation Masterplan. The first stage in the redevelopment programme will provide a new City Learning Centre in central Portsmouth, enabling the College to forge links with the City, the University and raise its profile generally while improving accessibilty to FE provision across the whole region.
The subsequent redevelopment of the existing main campus replaced the existing obsolete accommodation with 15,000sqm of new build teaching and learning space and facilitated the release of eight acres of land for residential redevelopment.
“Our design responds to a very challenging site, with poor accessibility and high ambient noise levels from the adjacent A27. Following the completion of the estates rationalisation masterplan, we were commissioned to develop a scheme to house a wide variety of vocational functions from the existing site.”