The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Building was procured under a JCT Design & Build Contract, following a two-stage tender process. The College is located within the New Forest village location of Brockenhurst, with the building wholly contained at the centre of the existing 2,800-student College Campus. This presented obvious challenges in respect of traffic management and working within an occupied education environment.
This innovative Science Centre incorporates IBM technology including cloud classrooms, virtual communities, real-time video conferencing and interactive classrooms and workspaces. The two-storey building has curtain walling and is rendered externally, with feature brise soleil, open ceiling voids and and inverted roof. Constructed to BREEAM Level 'Very Good' it was completed on programme for the beginning of the academic year, and we were delighted to bring to fruition the design concept and aspirations of the Client.