London UTC ESFA Batch

Client: Wates Construction

Architect: Scott Brownrigg

BREEAM: Excellent

We worked with Wates to deliver three UTCs in London over a two year period; Mulberry UTC in Tower Hamlets, London Design and Engineering UTC in the Royal Docks and SHaW Futures Academy in Bromley.

Mulberry UTC is a new £15m 14-19 co-educational vocational college in Tower Hamlets, focusing on creative media, healthcare and production arts. The six-storey building has been carefully designed to strike a balance between being an employer-led education facility and performance venue with a fully functioning auditorium. A BREEAM rating of Excellent was required, which was very challenging considering restrictive funding limits and a tight inner-city site with very limited external space.

We have played a significant role in identifying where cost savings could be made, whilst still achieving the target number of credits in order to gain the BREEAM Excellent rating.