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  • Autumn 2021

    completion

  • 50

    new classrooms

  • £13.4m

    project value

Our second phase of redevelopment at Oaklands College



HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Evolution Centre will be the core learning building on campus
  • Seven of the classrooms will form a dedicated wing for Oaklands College’s Pathway 4 special needs provision
  • The project follows our handover of the Homestead building in the summer of 2020
  • Procured through the Pagabo Major Works framework

The Evolution Centre is the second phase of redevelopment that Willmott Dixon is undertaking at Oaklands College as part of their £62m campus redevelopment scheme to transform the site with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

The building will be named The Evolution Centre which was chosen after a consultation with staff and students, to represent the importance it will have in the development of the College’s staff and students. The new environment will allow teachers to focus on supporting the development of students, through skills, behaviours, building confidence and removing barriers.

The centre will contain 50 new classrooms, as well as support spaces for curriculum staff. Seven of the classrooms will form a dedicated wing for Oaklands College’s Pathway 4 special needs provision.

At the beginning of the project, early electrical connections were made to enable the tower crane, site and welfare to run from this for the whole project rather than relying on diesel generators.

The project is also utilising the local St Albans based community wood recycling to ensure that timber is reused rather than wasted.

Once completed in Autumn 2021, it will be the core learning building on campus.