Canterbury College asked for a vibrant heart for their new ‘Block 17’ campus building. Replacing their outdated Herring building, the design introduced an atrium space through the building. Upper floor accommodation is dedicated for training space, independent living and skills.
The ground floor reception area and café is separated from the above to maintain privacy and security, this space also acts as an exhibition and social space for the students. To allow easy access, a pedestrian link connects the adjacent St Nicholas special needs accommodation. The construction standardised the building of other blocks at the college using the same windows, lock suiting and swegon air handling units.
- Logistics related to a land-locked site within the centre of the campus
- Coordination and integration with existing M&E systems
- Achieving practical completion to allow the college’s FFE fit-out prior to the term start in September 2013
- Delivery of the project within budget