Central College, Beeston
The college had operated from its Chilwell centre in Nottingham for 53 years. Over the years the site had become overcrowded, poorly laid out and with some facilities unsuitable for the current range of courses. The college wanted to create a landmark building fit for the 21st century.
The first phase to be completed was the new teaching block. A three-storey classroom block was developed on the north west side of the college, replacing temporary accommodation.
- Interior Design
The new block links to the existing college at ground level and includes a central staff lounge, head of department offices, and a purpose-built open plan office that is lit and ventilated by a north-facing skylight.
The classroom block is clad in a striking combination of white render, varying shades of grey and red brick and natural cedar wood. Outside, a small landscaped courtyard has been created between the new and existing buildings to provide a sheltered seating area for staff and students.
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