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Gateshead College
Gateshead
United Kingdom

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Gateshead College
Creating a bridge between further education and employment

The client’s vision was for a cutting edge design that delivered positive engagement between staff, students and the local community and which would secure the college’s future well into the 21st century.  The building was to challenge the traditional model for educational institutions, offering a radical alternative to the old college, and creating a bridge between further education and employment.

In order to give the building real long term value, on a site which is effectively part of the Baltic Business Quarter, it has been designed to be capable of conversion to commercial office use in the future, should the College ever decide to move to new premises. Accordingly most of the floor areas are raised access floors and building depths and loadings are defined by the British Council for Offices standards. Sitting alongside the new 1million square foot BALTIC Business Quarter (also designed byredboxdesigngroup) the new college has been ingeniously fitted onto its tight triangular and steeply sloping location with every part of the site used to maximum potential.

The building has fostered outstanding learning achievements across a range of educational criteria resulting in it being judged by Ofsted as one of the UK’s top twenty further education venues. It provides an inspiring place for academic and vocational learning.

Gateshead College
Gateshead
United Kingdom

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