A biomass heating system is at the heart of plans for a new campus building at Stourbridge College in the West Midlands.
Mott MacDonald has been appointed to provide engineering services at the new four storey building set to be located in a prominent position near Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill.
The building will accommodate the college’s Visual, Performing Arts and Music Department in modern facilities which include performance and rehearsal space. It will also house a new community library, A-level teaching areas and communal space which will be situated within an atrium to the south side of the development.
Mott MacDonald team will provide civil, structural, and mechanical and electrical engineering design for the project which is being designed by architects BroadwayMaylan.
The building design team are aiming for a BREAAM excellent rating and a biomass boiler is being included to provide heating.
Richard Fry, Mott MacDonald’s project manager, said, “We are pleased to be involved in this project which forms part of the regeneration plan for Brierley Hill. We aim to help deliver a campus that demonstrates good practice in sustainability and that can be enjoyed by the local community and future generations of students for years to come.”
College Principal, Lynette Cutting said: 'This is an excellent opportunity for the college to make a major contribution to the regeneration of Brierley Hill and will not only offer a creative and inspirational learning environment to students regionally but also new and improved cultural, community and social facilities.”