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Pick Everard win big in Northampton

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Pick Everard has been picked to mastermind the £76 million overhaul of two of Northampton College’s campuses.

The larger of the schemes will see the ‘complete rebuild’ of the 8.5ha Booth Lane site and an extension to the smaller Lower Mounts campus in Northampton town centre.

Backed by the Learning and Skills Council, the project is expected to be split into phases, with the Lower Mounts development set to finish in 2009 and the two-stage Booth Lane scheme by 2011.

The new facilities at the Booth Lane site (pictured) have, according to the practice, ‘been designed to embrace the college's ethos for 21st-century learning, and include room for predicted expansion in student numbers.’

The development will include restaurants, a computer centre, childcare facilities, workshops for electrical, welding and engineering training, a Learning Resource Centre, and office and classroom spaces.

There are also plans for an open-air amphitheatre, which will be excavated into the existing sports pitches.

Meanwhile, the five-storey Lower Mounts scheme will house the hair and beauty and hospitality and catering departments, and has been described as an ‘uncompromisingly modern building'.

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