Digi-Tech Factory, Norwich City College
A new teaching and learning space which will accommodate all of the College’s digital courses in one purpose-built, high-tech space and facility.
We have provided GeoEnvironmental, Civil and Structural Engineering services on this project which will enable the College to significantly increase the number of students and apprentices on digital skills courses, an area that has been identified as a key skills priority locally and nationally.
A fascinating challenge with this structure was the specific attention to detail of the steelwork which will be exposed to provide an industrial factory feel. The exterior of this building is also unique, with secret messages hidden within the perforated steel cladding.
Designed by Coffey Architects, the thoughtful design of this facility perfectly blends the school-like environment with a creative industry atmosphere to prepare students for future employment.
The use of ground-breaking mixed reality holographic technology is also being trialled on the scheme with XLwerks.
Image credit: Coffey Architects