Engineering and Digital Technology Facility, University of Chichester
Best Public Service or Educational Building
South East LABC Building Excellence 2020
An engineering and digital creative technology facility for 33 new degree courses
Stride Treglown’s £22.8m University of Chichester scheme, provides new engineering and digital creative technology facilities.
The scheme, which intends to attract between 1,200 to 1,500 students to Bognor, includes a TV & Film studio, a green screen studio with associated editing facilities and a ‘create, design, implement and operate’ centre. There is also a machine shop, welding area, fabricating laboratory with a 3D printer and engineering workshops.
The centre enables 33 new degree courses to be offered by the university, including maths, electronic engineering, digital design and computer animation.
The building has a range of social learning spaces located across every floor of the facility. Large television screens showcase student work.
The opportunity to engage with local businesses has been embraced with co-working facilities integrated within the design allowing students and employers to collaborate on projects together.