The project involved the demolition of the existing workshop blocks and replacing them with a new building, housing improved facilities for the delivery of construction-related and engineering courses and was designed with flexibility to meet the needs of a dynamic curriculum
The 3,000-sq. m development, which sits in the heart of the new and expanding masterplan of the University’s Frenchay campus, comprises two interlinked buildings that bring all the Student’s Union services to one accessible location.
A pre-requirement of the appointment was the provision of the design works to BIM Level 2 and we produced all design work utilising Autodesk Revit modelling software.
The Client brief was to re-create a new entrance for the Treforest campus with a transformation of the existing structure and an additional new build section. The building should act as the main focus for students and visitors, particularly those emanating for the main car park.
The project included part demolition, part new build and a complete refurbishment of the existing block fronting the main university campus
The building achieved a BREEAM “Excellent” rating and as such incorporated measures within the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Services proposals to assist in achieving this rating.
The project includes new classroom accommodation, hall, kitchen, staff room, administration offices, covered activity areas and soft play areas. On a wider front the existing football pitches were relocated, and a new access road and footbridge provided. The school incorporated a specialist professional catering kitchen to provide school meals for other schools in the area.