Milton Keynes College £3.5m extension scheme awarded BREEAM excellent rating

Consultant Davis Langdon has acted as project and cost manager on a £3.5m extension to Milton Keynes College which has been awarded the BREEAM excellent rating.

Milton Keynes College extension wins BREEAM excellent award
Milton Keynes College extension wins BREEAM excellent award

Known by students as the 'smartie' building due to the large colourful discs attached to the outside, the 1,500m² extension was officially handed over to the college last week.

The extension at Chaffron Way will provide a new learning resource centre and IT training suite housing 70 PCs, along with a new library and new reception area.

There is also a large new outside courtyard which will provide space for students to socialise in a secure environment.

Matt Tanner, construction consultant Davis Langdon, provided project management, cost management and CDM Co-ordinator services on behalf of the college.

He said: “The development had to be measured against challenging sustainability criteria, from the use of ‘A’-rated building materials, to the ecology of the site and even its proximity to public transport links.

“We spent a lot of time in the early stages of the project researching and evaluating the development in terms of overall building cost and sustainability.

“We managed to reduce overall costs by approximately 10% without adversely affecting the function or form of the building. The use of responsibly sourced materials assisted in this process.”