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City of Westminster College, Paddington Green, West London, United Kingdom

Friday 09 Nov 2007

State-of-the-art teaching

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City of Westminster College wins full planning consent for the design by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects 

Leading Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen have won full planning consent for a major educational project at Paddington Green, West London. schmidt hammer lassen’s design for a new £93 million HQ building for the further education provider will offer brand new, state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities in an inspirational building. At the heart of the scheme is a dynamic inner atrium filled with natural light. This central galleried space will act as the new building’s ‘hub’, a circulation and meeting space leading to adjacent areas providing academic and practical teaching facilities, open learning centre, meeting rooms, administrative accommodation and flexible seminar spaces. The college will also accommodate a range of amenities for the local community including; a nursery, theatre and café. There are also plans for a public art installation. schmidt hammer lassen’s scheme will create a building that actively engages with its surroundings - voids cut into the building’s mass reinforcing the perception of a transparent, permeable and inherently civic building. Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen has for more than 20 years enjoyed a reputation as one of Scandinavia's leading, award-winning architectural practices. The practice’s head office is located in Aarhus, Denmark with branch offices in Copenhagen, Oslo and London.

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Status Planning consent
Value 132(m€)
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