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14 Sep 2011

New College Building is Open for Autumn

ADP is delighted to announce that Coulsdon College’s £23m new campus building has been completed 3 months ahead of schedule and on budget. The building has now been officially handed over in time for the start of the College’s autumn term.

The new state-of-the-art facility replaces the former 1930s main building with its inflexible cellular accommodation which restricted the delivery of the College’s changing curricular needs. It now comprises two wings of flexible teaching accommodation linked across a central atrium. This will enable the building to adapt to future needs with a long life and loose fit approach. Each departmental area has its own hub with a central staff base, its own resource area and easy access to WC facilities.

Designed in line with the College’s brief, the building promotes communications between different spaces through shared resource areas and by creating links across the College. The spacious atrium provides a light and airy area for eating, breakout, display and open access to the learning resource facilities.

This project is the second phase of the College's campus redevelopment programme. Works were phased to allow the College to remain in use throughout construction, causing minimal disruption to College life and education delivery.