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project factfile

project type further education college
timescale 48 weeks
budget £3m
key features ICT and art suites, connected external spaces

further education college

Xaverian College consisted of a new ICT suite, open learning library and art classroom block on the car park of an existing Further Education project near Rusholme, Manchester. The brief was challenging due to the budget and amount of accommodation required. This was exacerbated given the site's proximity to the college's existing accommodation, a Grade 2* listed Alfred Waterhouse building.

The end result is a new annexe that creates a series of new interconnecting courtyards which are used for social activities and informal display for the Art Department. The scale and use of materials were carefully  agreed with the Local Planning Department and Conservation Officer and successfully marry the old with the new.

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