Highbury College, Portsmouth

Designed and built in the 1960s, this 10-storey, stone-clad building at Highbury College of Further Education
was in urgent need of a makeover. We were called in to mastermind a complete redesign.

The exterior of the building was reclad and its usage changed, transforming it into five storeys of student accommodation on the uppers floors and five storeys of teaching facilities below. Special features included
an additional plant room constructed on the roof, specialist broadcasting and arts facilities and two recording
studios. The work was design and build for M&E services.

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Key Facts


Client: Highbury College of Further Education

Consultant: Gifford & Partners

Architect: Studio 4

Main contractor:
TSL Ltd

Value: £1,530,000

Start date: January 2001

Completion date: November 2001