Leading Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen have won full planningconsent 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. Thiscentral galleried space will act as the new building’s ‘hub’, a circulationand meeting space leading to adjacent areas providing academic andpractical teaching facilities, open learning centre, meeting rooms, administrative accommodation and flexible seminar spaces. The collegewill also accommodate a range of amenities for the local communityincluding; a nursery, theatre and café. There are also plans for a publicart installation. schmidt hammer lassen’s scheme will create a buildingthat actively engages with its surroundings - voids cut into thebuilding’s mass reinforcing the perception of a transparent, permeableand 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.