Gloucester Civic Trust Award: Best Climate Friendly Scheme
RIBA/LSC Further Education Design Excellence Award – Highly Commended
AWW was appointed to design a major campus redevelopment, relocating the College from its existing buildings to a brownfield site within the historic Gloucester Docks. The scheme provided 20,500sqm of new build accommodation reflecting the varied activities of the College.
The teaching areas, particularly in the construction workshops, were designed for flexibility and can be easily reconfigured to accommodate changing curriculum needs. The project faced a number of significant challenges, including building within a few metres of both the Grade I listed Llanthony Priory and the canal edge. Site contamination, caused by the site’s former use as both a railway siding and vehicle park, was successfully remediated on site.