UTC Swindon

United Kingdom

Refurbishing these Grade 2 listed buildings created a technology college of labs, workshops, science classrooms and teaching facilities. The new UTC is an engineering academy located in the heart of town. Refurbished buildings include an old fire station and workshops, plus a Grade ll listed 1870s school. Their industrial heritage meant the work had to be sympathetic to the past: the new build is therefore joined via glass walkways, highlighting the differences between the new and old architecture.