Stanta are proud to announce our latest project secured with Wates at the Design and Engineering UTC in East London.
This is our first new educational development with Wates since the recent EFA schools and marks a continuation of our successful relationship with Wates in delivering these projects.
Adjacent to the University of East London (UEL) campus, the £10m scheme designed by Scott Brownrigg occupies the first of four adjacent development plots as part of a wider proposed masterplan. The design of the new UTC aims to create a building which highlights the design and engineering ethos of the LDE and sits at the heart of the proposed masterplan.
The UTC will offer opportunities for up to 750 14-19 year olds and 150 apprentices to benefit from an outstanding educational experience grounded in relevant workplace practice.
The education facilities specialism will be Design and Engineering providing applied scientific skills enabling students to work as science and engineering technicians.
The scheme is clad in standing seam metal cladding to upper levels with curtain walling and ceramic panelled finish at ground floor levels. An enclosed terrace provides sheltered external social and teaching space with views across the docklands. Elements of the structural are expressed with emphasis placed on the visual connections between the activity within the school and the public realm.
Design work has already started on the project with a site start in late Spring. For more info and project photos please visit the project page.