Architect gains planning approval for £70m new-build art and technology college in town centre

Bond Bryan Architects has won planning permission for a new £70m college in Rotherham town centre.

The 21,000m2 Rotherham College of Art and Technology will feature a host of sustainability features such as solar photovoltaic and solar thermal panels, rainwater recycling systems and a heat recovery ventilation system.

Paul Holden, associate director at Bond Bryan, says: “The college is a landmark building within Rotherham, designed to inspire and motivate students and spark the interest of local people and employers in further education, training and skills development.

“The new-build campus is a distinctive and striking modern design sitting within an enhanced landscaped setting linking to Rotherham's renaissance strategy.”

Work on the college is due to start in June 2009, with a second phase beginning in 2011. The project will be completed in 2013.

Bond Bryan's £70m Rotherham College of Art and Technology