Advance College, Dudley

Royal White granite playground

World renowned star gazer and super scientist, Professor Brian Cox, visited Dudley College to officially open its new centre for advanced manufacturing and engineering technologies in April of this year. The launch of Dudley Advance focuses on science, technology, engineering and math subjects.

Lowell Williams, principal at Dudley College, added at the time: “We were delighted to welcome Professor Cox to the college to launch Dudley Advance, our new Centre for Advance Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies. Dudley Advance, which opened on schedule in November 2014, is already providing training facilities for over 500 students on a range of engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships and courses, all directly linked to traditional processes and emerging technologies.

munro + whitten were appointed to prepare landscape and public realm proposals for the new campus environment providing a vibrant and stimulating new external environment for students and staff. The new landscape incorporates paved breakout spaces, a concourse with feature lighting, large granite podium isles and benches, avenues with formal clipped hedges and trees and a college lawn.

Hardscape supplied Royal white granite steps, cladding, copings, kerbs, podiums and walling and Kellen Lavaro Wit and Grijs paving and Lavaro Wit step units. Blakedown Landscapes were the landscape contractors.

Location

Dudley