We are delighted to have handed over another successful project for Cornwall College, this time located at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland. The scheme has seen the conversion of a Grade 2 listed barn into teaching facilities together with the relocation of the existing Engineering and Estate Skills workshops from the main campus to a site adjacent to the barn, within a 692m2 new build facility.
The new build workshops are steel frame construction, with composite panels with timber fixed externally. The design of the building creates high quality new build space including 2-storey areas.
Five large workshops include welding bays and vehicle lifts, with a high focus on the skills required to manage an estate, including tractor and vehicle maintenance. Further facilities include staff offices.
The project is targeted to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating. Environmentally sustainable design features include:
• Bio-mass boiler.
• Rainwater harvesting.
• Photovoltaic panels.
• Natural ventilation
• Anti-glare glazing.
The listed barn has been converted to create general teaching spaces and lecture theatres at ground floor, with staff offices located at first floor level.
DarntonB3 completed an initial design and achieved SFA funding, developing the design in consultation with the Duchy of Cornwall representatives and the College. We will then subsequently be novated to the successful contractor for delivery under a Design and Build contract.