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Barnsley College is a state-of-the-art learning environment. Having undergone a massive redevelopment the new campus now offers superb facilities in a fantastic new building. It is a more than just a College building, it is a community resource, a real working environment for students with the inclusion of a Restaurant and Training Kitchens, Hair and Beauty salons, Radio and TV Studios, Recording Studios and an Urban Park.
The design concept and form of the building have been derived to respond to the constraints of the site and the Client’s vision and requirements. We designed a high quality, dynamic, landmark building providing a visual impact on the town streetscape, yet with appropriate focus and relationship with the surrounding context and the incorporation of a ‘green landscaped area’ - an urban park - for amenity value and social space. We used materials which provide good life cycle costing and relatively low maintenance and the new build includes full information and technology provision with an e-learning/virtual learning infrastructure. The main campus building now contains top of the range learning facilities in a modern, ﬂexible environment, incorporating natural light and sustainable features. The Campus achieved a BREEAM rating of "Very Good" and was a finalist in the SCALA Civic Building of the Year Awards 2012.
Location: Barnsley, GB
My Role: Architect