Swindon UTC

Swindon UTC

Swindon

Department for Education

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The Brief

Award-winning conversion of the Grade II Listed GWR Infant School, Great Western One and former Mill Building involving extensive engagement with UTC sponsors Oxford Brooks University and Johnson Matthey, along with Swindon Borough Council, English Heritage and the local community.

Concept

Our concept for this STEM college for 600 students aged 14-19, celebrates the link between ‘historic’ engineering and ‘engineering the future’.

Our key challenge was creating innovative, inspirational facilities, whilst also protecting and enhancing the retained buildings and structures which are part of the historic Swindon Railway Village.

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Features

A central, new-build element connects the existing buildings and takes inspiration from the former Smithy. Glass and weathering steel distinguish this from the stone-built, historic structures.

This BREEAM ‘Very Good’ development incorporates low and zero carbon technologies and was designed to facilitate the addition of a demonstration fuel cell.

 

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Overview

Status
Completed
2014
Value
£7.3M
Size
5,433 sq m (58,480 sq ft)
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