University Technical College Plymouth

  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Client

    UTC Plymouth

  • Value

    £6m

  • Completion

    2013

  • BREEAM Rating

    'Very Good'

Redevelopment of flagship school in the south west

This project is part of a wider investment in education projects currently underway in the area. It is designed to improve educational opportunities for the young people of Plymouth and equip them with the life skills needed for modern day work. Designed around an ’employer driven’ education system, the school has the potential to reduce the effects of social and economic disadvantage across Plymouth, and enhance the area’s overall educational offer in support of social and economic progress.

Replacing all but an existing three storey block, the new buildings include light, industrial workshops and an extension to the existing hall structure. The features include a new entrance and admin facilities to significantly improve the overall appearance of the site and establish a new appearance for the former UTC Plymouth. Adjacent to Devonport Dockyard, the location ensures the school is a key stepping stone between local employers and the employees of tomorrow.