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Competition: College of North East London Tottenham Centre

College of North East London Tottenham Centre
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Capital City College Group (CCCG) is looking for a design team for a £40 million regeneration of its College of North East London (CoNEL) Tottenham Centre

The winning architect-led multidisciplinary team will draw up plans for an ambitious redevelopment of the historic further education facility to provide 16,052m² of flexible teaching spaces, along with a residential scheme to raise funds for the development.

The project is part of plans to consolidate and enhance the 23,265m² college, which is currently spread across eight buildings within the Tottenham Centre and neighbouring Tottenham Green Centre campuses, next to Adjaye Associates’ Bernie Grant Arts Centre. Hawkins\Brown has already completed a feasibility study for the project.

According to the brief: ‘The current buildings on site are all in serviceable condition, but are poorly planned due to the piecemeal construction of various blocks. Generous courtyards and outdoor spaces have been filled in to provide much-needed teaching, examination and administration facilities, resulting in confusing circulation routes around the site and limited opportunities for social breakout areas both internally and externally.

‘The CCCG intends to fund part or all of the new education facility through proceeds from residential development on land deemed surplus to the college’s requirements at either or both the Tottenham Centre and Tottenham Green Centre sites.

‘The process of determining the quantum of land that is surplus to requirements will be undertaken by the consultant team through the design stages. As clarity emerges around the precise floor space requirements for the new college facility, clarity will emerge in parallel around how much land is available for residential development.’

The CoNEL Tottenham Centre, near Seven Sisters Underground Station, was originally built as a country house during the 18th century and later converted into a Quaker boarding school before becoming the Tottenham Polytechnic in 1897.

The facility focused on construction skills and grew with the addition of various extra buildings during the 20th century. It became part of CoNEL in 2009 and has now been merged into the wider Capital City College Group.

The latest project aims to consolidate and enhance the 1.3ha facility by delivering more than 80 new flexible classrooms along with IT areas, small teaching rooms, storage facilities, and specialist workshops. 

The winning team will review existing concepts for the site, consult with stakeholders, and explore a range of flexible options to take the project forward.

The deadline for applications is 4pm, 11 April.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Capital City College Group (CCCG)
Regents’ Park Centre
Longford Street
London
NW1 3HB

Email: peter.thompson@Capitalccg.ac.uk

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