A vibrant campus with a wide-ranging curriculum
Wiltshire College & University Centre, Chippenham Campus
AWW initially worked with Wiltshire College on a range of projects to upgrade their Trowbridge Campus. These included a new glazed link building, a Learning Resource Centre, workshops and performing arts facilities. Following the success of the new entrance project at the Trowbridge Campus, AWW was appointed to design the new campus at Chippenham.
We envisaged a building where the cellular spaces are configured around a central full height atrium and traditional corridors were avoided. Connectivity was key.
Delivering the design
The three distinct wings of this landmark building accommodate specialist hair and beauty, engineering and art/ media departments, alongside a range of general teaching, learning and support accommodation and a state-of-the-art conference facility. Planning consent for this major development was secured through delegated authority and it was delivered without compromising the ongoing operational capability of the College.
The project is designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and to BIM Level 2. This £15m new build campus includes a triple height entrance atrium, refectory kitchen and dining facility with a coffee bar.
The design of the main stair provides an opportunity for promoting social interaction; somewhere to pause and share ideas.