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Saunders Boston was appointed by Colchester Institute as lead consultants to refurbish the existing Sports Hall on the Braintree Campus site into a STEM teaching facility. The new STEM building provides workshop space for a wider range of vocational training and additional flexible teaching space which will allow the College to expand their educations offering.

Retaining the existing building fabric, a new mezzanine floor constructed of steel frame with profiled metal deck and reinforced concrete topping has been inserted into the sports hall to provide a first floor. The facility accommodates brickwork, advanced technology, fabrication/welding workshops on the ground floor and conference, media lab, plumbing workshop, engineering maintenance workshop, ICT classrooms and general classrooms on the first floor. The classrooms on the first floor provide future flexibility allowing opportunities to remove dividing walls in order to convert the teaching spaces into additional workshop space.

The scheme is designed with naturally ventilated classroom spaces and general extract systems for the workshops to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.











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Saunders Boston Designed Affordable Housing Scheme receives Planning Permission

November 2016

Saunders Boston Architects are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for South Cambridgeshire District Councils Affordable Housing Scheme, which provides a mix of new houses and flats, on a brownfield site in Gamlingay. 

We have worked with the Council’s housing development team to develop this project over a number of months as part of our work on the South Cambridgeshire District Council affordable housing framework.

Official Opening of Colchester Institute South Wing (STEM Building)

October 2016

After two years in the planning and a year in construction, Saunders Boston was pleased to attend the official opening and launch ceremony of recently completed Colchester Institute South Wing STEM facility at their Sheepen Road campus, Colchester.

Opened by Will Quince, Conservative MP for Colchester, the facilities include a range of state-of-the-art workshops (including CNC, robotics, 3d printing, plumbing, motor engineering), classrooms, ICT studios, laboratories and a new reference and media library. The facilities will enable the Institute to train hundreds of adults and young people for careers in the construction, science and engineering industries.

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