Tolent was responsible for the design and construction of Tyne Coast College, a 19,644 sq ft flagship training centre on the Coast Road campus in Wallsend which aims to address the skills gap and boost the region’s construction sector by targeting key training development.
The facility accommodates classrooms, learning hubs and demonstration areas, all with state-of-the-art equipment and IT facilities as well as associated external works including secure undercover cycle parking.
The substructure of the building consisted of strip and pad in situ foundations, with bolt jigs cast into the concrete to designated locations to accommodate the structural steel frame. The building was constructed with in situ concrete floor slab, with metal decking to the first floor, and finished with a power float to create a feature polished concrete finish throughout.
The materials used in the construction of the stand alone two-storey centre comprised a complex arrangement of various envelope treatments including structural steel, cladding, masonry and curtain walling to provide a broad spectrum of material examples for the teachers and students.
Newcastle upon Tyne
19,644 sq ft