A major element of the dramatic Remaking Barnsley initiative, the College occupies a prime spot at the ‘gateway’ to the town. Rationalising several campuses into one site, this project has created Barnsley’s largest building.
We took a collaborative approach with one of our longest standing clients, building upon our shared understanding of their needs. We wanted the new college building to be a core part of the brave new Barnsley - a statement that ﬁts in to the new vibrant, urban fabric and a building everyone can be proud of.
We’ve created a building that connects neatly to the new transport interchange, increasing accessibility and encouraging the use of public transport. Seven storeys high, the main building is backed by a series of adjoining buildings and courtyards, all designed to support the practice of work-based learning, with learning facilities in realistic work-like environments.
Carefully landscaped and planned to encourage the interplay of the buildings, the whole site is a sort of ‘collegiate quarter’, a real focal point for learning in Barnsley. We’ve created a building which sits right in the heart of its local community with welcoming and exciting interior and external spaces.