New campus wins civic society award
27th April 2010 1:39pm - Return to press releases
East Riding College's new Bridlington campus has been awarded the Bridlington and District Civic Society Built Environment Award for 2009.
The award is the way that the society committee and membe recognise the best in the built environment in the area in each year and was presented to director of resources John Doris by society chairman Cyril Oliver.
The campus was built adjacent to the old college building at the St Mary's Walk site and opened to students in September after a one-year construction programme. It includes a range of environmentally friendly features such as ground source heating and sensors which turn off lights if no-one is in the room for a certain period.
John Doris, the College's director of resources (pictured, far right), said: "I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the College and would like to thank the civic society for this recognition of our excellent new campus.
"We were determined from the very beginning of this project to build something that the community in Bridlington and the wider East Riding would be proud of, both in terms of its architectural merits and its role in educating people of all ages and as a community resource.
"The feedback we have had since September has been very positive and we know that students and staff really enjoy coming to the new campus."
Mr Oliver (pictured, centre) said: "In making this award we were especially impressed by the flipping of the layout allowing the new construction whilst the college continued on its old site and by the eco features in the new build."
The campus development involved project managers and quantity surveyors EC Harris, architects Jefferson Sheard and main contractor Wates Construction Ltd.
Work began in the summer of 2008 and was completed a year later, in time for staff to move across to the new building before the start of the 2009-2010 academic year.
The demolition of the old building was completed in the autumn and the site has now been cleared and will soon be turfed so it can be used as a sports pitch from September 2010.
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