An economical BREEAM “excellent” college
This is an £8.5m technology centre which provides workshops, laboratories and teaching spaces for around 300 automotive, aerospace and engineering students. Ages start at 14 and go all the way through to university-level courses and dedicated employer training. The development follows talks with the city and county councils and other economic training and funding bodies over many months, and accommodates the College’s expanding Technology Faculty, housed in separate facilities across the city.
Stride Treglown was appointed to develop the new academy, which includes administrative facilities for Exeter College, on a greenfield site on the outskirts of the city. The project delivers naturally ventilated and day-lit classrooms for £1,250 per square metre and state-of-the-art automotive workshops for £950 per square metre; providing outstanding value for money, whilst still achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.