On behalf of Bowmer + Kirkland (acting on behalf of the Department for Education and Education Partnership North East), DPP have submitted a planning application for the development of three college blocks including external workshops, an energy centre and PV canopies in Ashington, Northumberland.
Designed by Bond Bryan Architects and Ares Landscape Architects, the new Northumberland College campus will provide state of the art academic and technical facilities, bringing significant economic and educational benefits to the region. It will have capacity to cater for 3,075 learners, including SEN students, who could undertake a total of over 800,000 guided learning hours each year. The new facilities will also cater for the College’s expansion strategy in the future.
The new campus will comprise a 3-storey Teaching Block which will accommodate the majority of the general teaching provision, a 2-storey Commons Block which will provide communal facilities for students and staff, and a 2-storey Technology Centre which will provide specialised teaching spaces and workshops for construction, manufacturing and engineering curriculum areas.
Speaking about the application proposals, Michelle Davies, Director at DPP, said:
DPP is delighted to have submitted this amazing college campus scheme on behalf of Bowmer + Kirkland, DfE and Education Partnership North East, which will bring many benefits to young people in Northumberland.
Images: Bond Bryan Architects