• Work started in November last year
• Work ends at the beginning of June next year
• Internal works start in April this year
• RFIs are already being made to the College
• So far, some minor issues with the piling
• The building works are on track
• Landmark design.
• BREEAM excellent.
• Five, staggered, levels and two large atria.
•A 21st century space for learners, teachers, entrepreneurs, and
the local community.
• Contractors are required to meet BREEAM excellent, and our
detailed speciﬁcation. Ventilation will work as designed.
redundancy, each core with its own AHU, fan-coils
have local isolation, independent AHUs for technical areas,
24/7 BMS monitoring, designed to be fully operable under
• In event of a ﬁre, smoke is vented from each half-ﬂoor.
ABOUT PHYSICAL SECURITY
•A security strategy is being developed for the building.
• The strategy takes a layered approach.
• Among the objectives:
• Secure the building to authorised entry only;
• Provide a safe and secure workplace.
• All space bookable;
• HD-equipped TV studio;
• The “big space” – 300m2 lecture theatre;
• Teaching spaces ranging from 160m2 to 20m2;
• Three prototyping areas – each 300m2;
• Open learning areas, studios – most over 120m2.
• Ubiquitous wireless and wired access;
• 10 gigabit Ethernet backbone;
• 2x1 gigabit connections to Janet;
• Video SAN connection in post-production, E&I, possibly hubs;
• Enhanced wayﬁnding and presentation system;
• Screens and smart-whiteboards in learning spaces.
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES –
• Elearning stack: VLE, ePortfolio, repository, wiki;
• Extra-institutional service integration and interoperation;
• Render and transcode farm;
• Web-accessible ﬁles, and printing;
• User-owned technology presupposed.
• 135m2 studio on the ground ﬂoor;
• Control areas on ﬂoor 1B;
• Post-production, smaller studios, technical apparatus on 2A;
• Central loan resource on 3A.
• Rapid-prototyping and solid, free-form fabrication;
• Digital support for experimental prototyping and making;
• Digital fabric printing;
• High-end reprographics.
• Enterprise and innovation area on ﬂoor 1A;
• 450m2postgraduate and enterprise and innovation open
• Various meeting rooms;
• 200m2 of staff workspace.
GENERAL LEARNING SPACES
AND LEARNING SUPPORT
• Exhibition space on the ground ﬂoor;
• LRC on ﬂoor 2B;
• 300m2 upper atrium – serendipitous learning space;
• Bookable small meeting rooms on ﬂoor 3A.
BOOKABLE OPEN LEARNING
• From ﬂoor 3A to 5A there are 16 open learning studios;
• Sizes vary, but most are around 130m2;
• Flexible spaces, not hard subdivisions;
• Technology-supported environments.
WHAT ABOUT NOISE?
• Specialist areas have specialist acoustic treatment;
• An acoustics consultant is part of the project team;
• The designers are aware that this is learning space;
• Open learning areas will be vibrant and dynamic.
• Located on each ﬂoor;
• Serendipitous “water cooler” areas;
• Vending and tea and coffee making;
• Printing, presentation, and capture.
DELI ON THE GROUND
• Open to building visitors;
• Drinks and light snacks;
• Wireless networking;
• Contractor yet to be appointed.