Ingleton Wood has completed this award winning development on the main campus at City College Norwich, with the design of a new building for learners with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in conjunction with major public realm improvements to Broadland Drive including a new 1,234m sqm landscaped square at the heart of the campus.
The specialist facility significantly enhances the college’s capacity to support PMLD, specifically designed to provide learning to support the development of independent living, social and employability skills. Facilities include tutorial areas, personal care suites, changing rooms, wheelchair charging & storage area.
Providing both Architectural and Building Services design, the project involved a complex programme of demolition, refurbishment, new build, and creative re-use of existing structures in a live campus environment. The PMLD centre itself is housed in a bespoke 573 sqm single-storey extension to the refurbished AA block, providing an architectural focal point fronting the new square.
The redevelopment of Broadland Drive has been carried out with numerous environmental and energy-saving features including the re-use of the original foundations and floor slabs, installation of photovoltaic panels to offset electricity consumption with large areas of glazing to maximise natural light and reduce lighting requirements.
“This impressive new building will provide much-needed additional capacity for students with PMLD, as well as those with complex medical needs. It means that the college will be able to provide more high quality learning opportunities, and exactly the right tailored support, to meet the needs of this group. The new look Broadland Drive provides an attractive green space at the heart of our campus, which will be enjoyed by everyone who uses the site and will provide a new focal point for student and college events.” Corrienne Peasgood, Principal, City College Norwich
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