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We are delighted to see that our construction partner GRAHAM have started work to build a technical college in the Nine Elms district of South London.
The new London South Bank Technical College was procured through our Major Works Framework.
Lambeth College, part of the LSBU Group alongside London South Bank University, appointed the leading contractor via a Further Competition.
A ‘first of its generation’ building
The first phase of the College is a 10-storey building for students to study science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths.
This 10,000 sqm STEAM building is expected to open in 2022/23. Other blocks will open in following years to house faculties of health science and business.
It is being billed as the UK’s first purpose-built comprehensive technical college for a generation.
The building has a façade of brick work and curtain walling at lower levels with a distinctive pleated metal cladding on the upper stories.
Internally, the ground and first floor will accommodate a two-storey section containing the main entrance and informal learning space, café and workshops for construction skills training.
The eight upper stories will sit on a narrower teaching floor plate. A feature of the design is the ‘digital spine,’ a series of double heighted spaces that stack above one another, starting with the reception area and higher up in the building where there will be room to support informal and collaborative learning.
Once built, this state-of-the-art student facility will enable students to further enrich their knowledge in a modern environment. It will facilitate Lambeth College students to help improve their education and put them in better stead for the future.
Rob Joyce, Regional Director at GRAHAM, said: “This project reflects a huge commitment to investing in London’s education infrastructure and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with Lambeth College in bringing this latest phase of development forward.”
Fiona Morey, Executive Principal at South Bank College, said: “London South Bank Technical College will offer life-changing opportunities for South Londoners who want to learn new skills in engineering, technology, science, dentistry, maths and creative digital. The new technical college will give students state-of-the-art facilities to learn, develop and build successful careers.”
Ben Jones, Regional Relationship Manager for London & South East of England at Pagabo, said: “I’m pleased to have supported Lambeth College with the appointment of GRAHAM who will deliver this brand new technical college. The scheme is set to provide fantastic opportunities for young people in South London to learn new skills and ultimately help to springboard them into their future career. I’m really looking forward to following this project as it progresses through to completion in the coming years.”
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