Canterbury College, Kent

Canterbury College, established in 1947, has grown to be one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the South East.

In early 2004, CampbellReith joined the redevelopment project for the college to improve the foundation of their historical buildings. This was a three-phase project, with the total value of £110m.

CampbellReith worked on fourteen buildings on this campus along with the associated infrastructure, including the Technology block, St Nicholas SEN building, LRC and refectory, Performing Arts block, Sports Centre and Arts block, teaching halls and offices.

Putting forward a number of options to strengthen the structure, CampbellReith saved money for the project by working out where traditional strip foundations could be used instead of piled foundations.

This proved effective for almost half the buildings on the site.

Due to their location, some buildings suffered flooding on a regular basis. Key value of CampbellReith’s work was the raised ground floors and design of 15 state-of-the-art soakaways linked to control tanks – a sustainable solution to the flooding issue.

The 1st and 2nd phases of the redevelopment project won the LABC South East Building Excellence Awards in June 2009.

Services: Structural, Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical, BIM & 3D Modelling

Sectors: Education