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Eastleigh College’s innovative buildings, which formed part of its £12million transformational development, have been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South Awards.
The prestigious award recognises architectural excellence across the region, and highlights Architecture PLB’s designs to create Eastleigh College’s Creative Skills Centre and Advanced Technology Centre, both hosting state-of-the-art technology for students to benefit from.
The project formed part of the College’s regeneration scheme which secured funding from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (Solent LEP), as part of the Government’s Local Growth Deal investing in training and skills. The investment saw the launch of the Creative Skills Centre in 2016, and the Advanced Technology Centre which was the final phase of the project, and completed last year.
Dr Jan Edrich, Chief Executive and Principal at Eastleigh College commented on the success, “We’re delighted that our campus buildings have been recognised in these regional awards. We’d like to thank the Solent LEP for the financial investment in the project which has enabled us to create a pioneering environment for our students. Architecture PLB worked in partnership with us to meet our requirements and needs and have done an exceptional job at creating the buildings which have helped us stand out from any other colleges in the local area.”
The buildings boast exceptional learning environments with state-of-the-art technology and facilities benefitting full-time learners and apprentices from across the country, in sectors including, engineering, professional construction, computer sciences, art and design and hair and beauty. The College prides itself on equipping learners with the work-ready skills employers look for in new recruits, and works with an array of businesses to ensure learners are trained to the meet industry needs.
Paul Phasey, Associate at Architecture PLB, comments on the shortlisting, “We are thrilled that the new developments at Eastleigh College have been shortlisted for this year’s RIBA South Awards, the awards recognise architectural excellence across the region and it is a great achievement for all involved. Working within a constrained budget and a short timeframe of just two years, the design team has created two adaptable, high impact teaching facilities for the college. The buildings have been carefully planned to make best use of the space without losing the focus on inspiring and enjoyable spaces. We look forward to showing the Jury round in April."
All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by the RIBA in April and winners will be announced on Thursday 17th May. For more information on the College’s regeneration scheme, visit the Eastleigh College website.
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