Faber Maunsell has been appointed to provide consultancy support on the £23m Hartlepool Sixth Form College.

The building was designed by the Sheffield office of architectural practice Jefferson Sheard, and will be capable of housing up to 1000 students. The college will incorporate new college buildings around the existing merchant house building which will be refurbished to become a learning resource centre.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Faber Maunsell
Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Faber Maunsell

Faber Maunsell is responsible for the design of the steel frame structure, foundations and retaining walls, as well as the provision of geotechnical and drainage designs to allow the refurbishment of the merchant’s house element of the scheme.

Faber Maunsell’s environmental division will also be responsible for carrying out environmental impact and BREEAM assessments.

Peter Drenon, operations director for Faber Maunsell in the north, said: “We are currently producing drawings for construction following a value engineering exercise and confirmation of funding. Ground works are already underway and construction will be taking place over the coming months. It is envisaged that the scheme will achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating.”

The project is due for completion in autumn 2010.