20 May 2014

ADP Project is Constructing Excellence Regional Finalist

UTC Reading has been selected as a finalist in the London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards 2014. The building, which was constructed by Kier, is shortlisted in the Project of the Year category.

UTC Reading opened last September and is a university technical college that delivers computer science and engineering excellence for 14-19 year old students. The UTC was formed by a partnership between the University of Reading, Activate Learning, Reading College and industry sponsors.

ADP’s design incorporates a major refurbishment of some existing buildings and a new building that accommodates an IT, Art and Music Centre. With the focus on computer science, our design takes inspiration from digital technology, and the buildings themselves have wireless technology throughout to enable learning on students’ devices. The project was delivered within budget and on time despite a very tight programme.

The Constructing Excellence Awards recognise outstanding companies and projects that have delivered improvements in all round performance through collaborative working. The winners of the Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards 2014 will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 3rd July.

Please click on the video link to hear the college principal Joanne Harper talking about the building. By clicking on our Vimeo link (to the right) there is also a video with Lee Nicholls from Activate Learning available.

ADP is now working with Kier and Activate Learning on UTC Oxfordshire, which is partnered with the University of Reading, Royal Holloway, University of London and industry sponsors.