Architectural College, London

Location – London
Client – Confidential
Sector – Education

SMG were involved in the construction of a new campus that serves as a dynamic hub for world-class culture and education, situated at the heart of London.

The centrepiece of this project is a newly constructed building that offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities, designed to inspire and empower over 6,500 students and staff. Spanning an impressive 36,000m2, the campus is dedicated to cutting-edge fashion education and research activities. It features versatile multi-purpose lecture theatres that cater to both students and community events, fostering a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere. In addition, the building encompasses inviting public open spaces, including galleries, interactive showcasing areas, a welcoming foyer, and a café.

Specialized teaching and learning spaces within the campus are home to the prestigious Fashion Business School, School of Media and Communication, and School of Design and Technology. These areas are meticulously designed to nurture creativity and innovation, aligning with the College’s commitment to leveraging fashion as a catalyst for social and economic change.

The campus also supports enterprise activities, providing opportunities for incubation, graduate support, and start-up initiatives.

As part of this monumental project, SMG undertook a crucial role. Our scope of work encompassed the construction of partitions, linings, shaft walls, bespoke ceilings, and fire protection for secondary steels. Some of the distinctive features of this project include the striking exposed ceilings, showcasing both mesh panel ceilings and exposed Troldtekt acoustic panel ceilings. With meticulous attention to detail and adherence to British Gypsum specifications, we ensured that these unique elements seamlessly integrated into the overall design, adding a touch of architectural excellence to the campus.

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