Success at the Education Estates Awards

Date posted: October 17, 2018

ArchitecturePLB’s Eastleigh College redevelopment was recognised at the Education Estates Awards last night. The project won the ‘Innovation in Delivering Value’ Category and was awarded Highly Commended for Pupil/Student Experience.

An innovative campus rationalisation approach has allowed the creation of two adaptable high impact teaching facilities within a constrained budget and a short timeframe. Budget has been spent where it counts and a ‘long life, loose fit, low energy’ approach offers long term value for full-time leaners and apprentices.

A new Creative Skills Centre and Advanced Technology Centre, form part of a wider £12m investment at the college. Jan Edrich, Chief Executive and Principal at Eastleigh College, is delighted with the new Centres, “It has been amazing to watch the site develop from paper plans to finished buildings. They look and feel exciting and provide an excellent environment in which the students can learn the high level technical skills required for employment in their industry.”