A strong visual presence has been created for the college by the design of the main building that has retained the existing entrance with its classical portico. One of the key drivers was to maintain the key heritage features of the existing building whilst providing attractive, contemporary, functional and inspirational new spaces to create a much enhanced student environment.
The new 25,000 sqm building will seek to provide a range of education facilities including: a new sports hall, a multi-use performance space, a restaurant, bistro and a hair and beauty salon open to the local community. Pedestrian and vehicular access will be revised to reduce existing conflicts. Overall the building was on target to deliver a minimum BREEAM rating of Excellent.