• West London Construction Academy

A ‘pop-up’ Further Education facility providing construction skills training on a large development site in West London.

We worked with West London College and Berkeley West Thames to deliver an innovative learning space that sought to address some of the challenges caused by the UK’s construction skills shortage.

Southall Waterside is a large-scale development that is scheduled to deliver thousands of homes alongside new retail and community facilities over the next 30 years. By locating a new training facility in the heart of the site, students can directly progress from the classroom to construction of this significant site, providing the skills necessary to meet the demands of delivery.

The building comprises two primary elements that enclose an external makers’ yard: a site cabin for classroom-based learning and a warehouse structure for practical training. The flexible nature of the building has enabled it to adapt to host corporate training at First Floor and a show room for the wider development.

Berkeley St James, West London's College
Team Credits:

Structural & Civil Engineer: PTA

MEP: Thornton Reynolds

Planning: Deloitte

Fire: Buro Happold

BREEAM: Hodkinson

Transport: Vectos

Approved Inspector: Salus

Main Contractor: Lowe Build