GRAHAM awarded a Green Apple Award 2023 for South Bank Technical College - Nine Elms (STEAM) Centre.
A huge well done to the project team who worked extremely hard to deliver a high-quality, flexible learning environment, that embraces innovation and sustainability. We're looking forward to the presentation ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in London in November!
The new South Bank Technical College was funded by the Mayor of London and was completed in January 2023 as a Single Stage Design & Build Contract within the PAGABO Major Works Framework. South Bank Colleges, part of the LSBU group, is the largest provider of skills training for young people and adults in the London Borough of Lambeth and is an important education facility in terms of positive impact on the student experience, and a large employer within the Borough.
Jointly designed by Architecture PLB and Rock Townsend Architects and delivered by GRAHAM for the client, South Bank Colleges, this flagship Technical College is a true testament to collaborative working and extensive engagement with stakeholders delivering an education-led, transformational learning environment, which inspires students, responds to employers’ skills shortages, meets staff requirements and is adaptable to the curricula of the future.
Peter Marsh, Project Director at Peter Marsh Consulting, the Employers Agent and Contract Administrator, said:
“We have worked with South Bank Colleges Group through the merger of Lambeth College and LSBU and were delighted that GRAHAM were appointed in January 2021 to deliver this landmark building. The project has been delivered over one of the most challenging periods in the construction industry with COVID, impacts on the supply chain arising from the war in Ukraine and inflationary pressures. The creation of the first new Technical College in London for a generation by GRAHAM and the wider team has only happened through the combined efforts of all involved – managing conflict and design issues in an open and collaborative manner to deliver a world class further education facility in Lambeth.”