Burnley College has been growing in student numbers for a number of years, with significant growth in the last two years seeing the existing facilities nearing capacity. With particular growth in local priority areas of engineering, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and construction, as well as general growth in higher level qualifications through A-Levels and Degrees, the College is planning to expand its facilities to meet the increased demand.
The College have appointed Identity Consult through the OJEU compliant Bloom Framework to provide multi-disciplinary project and design team services to deliver 3 projects, which are:
• A new BREEAM Very Good rated Teaching Building, which will create circa 2,500m2 of generic teaching space and social learning spaces across 4 floors, with a specialist mock ward area to support the College’s health and nursing course offers to be completed by September 2021.
• The Sports Centre extension will provide circa 950m2 of new accommodation to provide a Strength Gym, running track, therapy suite, dance studio and 3nr teaching spaces to be completed by September .
• The Arts Department Mezzanine project will increase the capacity of the Arts Department by 50% to provide a large studio space to accommodate increasing demand for Arts courses within the College.
The team have completed the RIBA Stage 2 design, have submitted a planning application and appointed Kier Construction as Principal Contractor through the Procure Partnerships Framework in early June 2020.
The team are now embarking on RIBA Stage 3 and aim to be on site in early October 2020. The project team is as follows:
Client – Burnley College
Identity Consult – Project Manager/ Quantity Surveyor
ABW Architects – Architect and Lead Designer
Waterman Group – Civil and Structural Engineering Services
Rosiben – Mechanical and Electrical Engineer
Skelton Ward – Principal Designer/ CDM Adviser
Scott Hughes – BREEAM Consultant
Olsson Fire – Fire Engineer
Principal Contractor – Kier Construction