HE Centre, Coleg Cambria: Deeside

Client Coleg Cambria
Contract Value £2.4m
Length of Contract 24 weeks
Architect Ainsley Gommon Architects
BREEAM Target Excellent

The new Higher Education Centre at Coleg Cambria, Deeside campus has been designed by Ainsley Gommon Architects and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for college.

The facility will provide an inspirational learning experience for higher education students in a 21st Century education facility. The two-storey building includes a lecture theatre, science laboratories, CAD/CAM suites and general classrooms along with student social facilities.

Community Information

Newsletter - February 2016 (PDF file)

Building Information

The building is to be constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards with highly sustainable features to include a fabric first design, the use of natural daylight and natural ventilation within, whilst also incorporating photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps.

A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building's specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

The Higher Education Centre is a registered site with the Considerate Constructors Scheme

As a 'Considerate Constructor' we endeavour to ensure that our works have a limited impact upon daily operations. This project has been registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we are committed to meeting, and exceeding, CCS standards.

Work started on site in January 2016 and is expected to be completed by Summer 2016.

Building Information

Building Footprint m²
Gross Internal Floor Area 993m² comprising of
- Office 24m²
- Teaching 659m²
- WCs 44m²
- Corridor 171m²
- Storage 26m²
- Break Out 69m²

Gross Internal Floor Area - m²
Total Site Area - m²

Estimated Costs

Basic Build Cost - £/m²
Building - £m²
M&E Services - £m²
Drainage and Main Services Connections - £m²
External Works, Highways & Facilitating Works - £m²