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Peterborough college expansion and renewal


RIBA Chartered Practice, Jefferson Sheard Architects, has been appointed to carry out the £4.5 million renewal and rationalisation of the Peterborough Regional College estate.

The College specialises in vocational education training and currently operates an extremely successful apprenticeship programme.

The project is set to include a new main entrance canopy and reception extension, as well as refurbishments to the existing Sports Hall, catering kitchen, hairdressing salon and science laboratory.

A new state-of-the-art fitness centre and teaching space will be built adjoining the Sports Hall to enable visitors to share the changing and shower facilities and co-locate all sports facilities to the same site.

The new facilities will also include a sports science laboratory, sports injury room, dance studio and additional teaching space. The space left in the existing fitness suite will be transformed into a dedicated small animal care facility.

To support the Peter Jones Academy (entrepreneurial curriculum) and the Performing Arts Curriculum, a multi-purpose performance and exhibition space is to be designed. The extension and rejuvenation of the main performance hall will include the provision of changing rooms and a rehearsal or ‘green room’ space for students, as well as stage access for disabled learners.

Brian Redshaw, Vice Principal (Resources and Business Innovation) at Peterborough Regional College, commented “We are delighted to be working with Jefferson Sheard Architects again to deliver our campus rationalisation project. The work will provide us with modern facilities that will enhance the teaching and learning experience for our students and staff and help us better meet the needs of the local community.”

Jefferson Sheard Architects look forward to continuing their relationship with Peterborough Regional College as they work together to enhance the facilities on offer at Park Crescent Campus. The Estates Renewal project will support growth in post-16 learners and aims to support the growth of apprenticeships as an option for learners.