St David’s Catholic Sixth Form College – New Teaching Block

New Build
First in the UK
Surf Bristol Ltd

Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.

The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks

client - st david's catholic college

value - £6.3m

duration - 57 weeks


Architect - Chapter 3

Engineer - NJP

Surveyor - RPA

Design and build of a new teaching block and car park area together with demolition of an existing building site clearance external works, drainage, incoming services and all associated works.

The innovative, contemporary, low energy building welcomes a two-storey high atrium space. The ground floor comprises of classrooms, ICT room and lecture theatre and further classrooms and administration offices are accommodated on the upper floor. There is also an external covered breakout space where students can meet, socialise and study. Photovoltaic technology has been incorporated on the main roof to provide power for the new building and the curved canopy has been finished with an eco-roof. These elements strongly reinforce the College’s aspiration in creating a sustainable teaching environment.

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