A new beginning at New Colindale
Osborne has recently begun work on a £14.2 million new flagship building for Barnet and Southgate College in North London.
Working in partnership with the College’s team and AECOM, Osborne will help to deliver the New Colindale Campus. The five-storey block – designed by HNW Architects – will house the Construction Technology and Hairdressing departments, as well as supporting the wide range of courses the College offers its 21,000 students.
Working in partnership with the London Borough of Barnet, New Colindale will also provide a library and the Barnet Centre for Independent living.
Osborne is due to complete the project in July 2016. The College – which, as a member of the 157 Group, is one of the largest colleges in North London – will then relocate from its existing site at Grahame Park Way to the new building, part of the wider Choices for Grahame Park master-plan.
The new modern facility will bring education and training closer to the local community. The new campus will host the Construction Technology Centre for construction and plumbing courses and ‘The Salon’, which will be an industry-standard training hairdressing salon open to the public. The new Colindale Campus will ensure contemporary educational facilities within a flexible, new purpose-built building that showcases education and offers the College a new identity in the local area.
David Byrne, Principal of Barnet and Southgate College said:
“We’re proud of securing an investment that will create an outstanding College asset in the heart of this major regeneration development. This is great news for our future students and good for the community as a whole. The campus move might only be about half a mile on the map, but it’s a world away in terms of the opportunities it offers for the future of the College. We will have room to expand and can improve our facilities to deliver a real 21st Century learning experience.”
Graham Potts, Divisional Manager, delivered Osborne’s Stirling Prize Nominated Saw Swee Hock Student Centre for the London School of Economics and is no stranger to flagship education buildings: “This is a great opportunity to provide the College with a striking new home, and the community with a regenerated site offering a library and Centre for Independent Living. We know it will leave a legacy of which everyone can be truly proud”