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David Perkin and Charles Jordan joined staff and students for the opening of the new £35 million state of the art campus at Highbury, Portsmouth. It was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal and was an exciting day for all who have worked on the ambitious four-phase programme.

David Perkin, Director of AWW, said “The new campus represents the culmination of 5 years of working hard with the Highbury College team to deliver FE facilities of the highest quality for the City of Portsmouth. Together, we have transformed the College Estate to provide a contemporary and truly inspirational learning environment”

The college has made excellent use of sustainable technology with the installation of one of Europe’s largest deep bore, closed loop ground source heat pumps providing both heating and cooling to the new building. Other features, such as the prominently displayed photovoltaic array, testify to the Project Team’s commitment to deliver a sustainable design solution on a very challenging site.

October 2009