The Evolution Centre is the second phase of redevelopment that we have delivered at Oaklands College as part of their £62m campus redevelopment scheme to transform the site with modern state-of-the-art facilities. Handed over in November 2021, the building provides 49 new classrooms, including a science laboratory and six dedicated ICT rooms, office space for teaching staff and a dedicated wing for the college’s Pathway 4 special needs students.
Sustainability has been embedded throughout the delivery. 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 also utilised local St Albans based community wood recycling to ensure that timber is reused rather than wasted.