SPACES Awards 2019 – Vocational

Winner – National College of High Speed Rail, Doncaster. Application Bond Bryan
Highly commended – The Academic Centre – University of Buckingham, Milton Keynes. Application Pick Everard
Highly commended – Weymouth House, Dorset. Application Atkins

National College of High Speed Rail

Client – Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Architect and PM – Bond Bryan
M&E Engineer – Buro Happold
Contractor – Willmott Dixon

This campus seeks to address the national skills gap in the industry and to ensure vocational training options are as attractive to young people as traditional academic higher education. This BREEAM ‘Excellent’ scheme pays homage to Doncaster’s culturally significant contributions to the rail industry and railway heritage. Glazed windows at each side shining as beacons and the saw-tooth roof form acting as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional engineering factory make this a striking building. The College has a full-size high-speed train in the expansive workshop area within a truly 21st century learning environment