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Estate rationalisation

Completion Date Autumn 2017

Contract Value £8m

Client Eastleigh College

ArchitecturePLB were appointed to design two new buildings for Eastleigh College, one on the main campus and a technology building on a nearby satellite campus. Part disposal of the smaller satellite campus was to fund the new buildings. By analysing the brief requirements for both buildings ArchitecturePLB were able to offer an alternative solution, accommodating both new teaching facilities on the main campus. This strategy released land on their smaller Desborough Road site for a residential development. ArchitecturePLB linked the full planning submission for the new FE buildings with an outline planning submission for 9 three bed houses for the open market on the Desborough Road campus.

A new building along Chestnut Avenue provides facilities for a number of departments as well as a new public frontage for the college. The Advanced Technologies block sits behind the Avenue Building, creating a new courtyard which enhances the whole campus.

Photography by Craig Auckland, Fotohaus