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Date added: 15 July 2013

UTC Building 

We explore how the iconic college will look

The college will be located within Swindon’s historic railway village. The heritage of the site creates an appropriate link between the ‘historic engineering’ of Swindon’s past and the ‘engineering future’ of the high technology companies helping establish the college.

Working closely with these sponsors and partners, the college will be designed and equipped with brand new state of the art equipment in a purpose built learning environment.

Swindon UTC University Technical College

A key philosophy in the building design is to ‘preserve and enhance’ the railway village conservation area, with an aim to use ‘transparent’ building styles to allow students to understand how the building is engineered and constructed.

We spoke to architect Jon James from Scott Brownrigg about the design of Swindon's first University Technical College...


Click on the images below to see large versions of the UTC building plans:




Key elements in this iconic design include:

- Light filled professional workshops and classrooms that reflect the industry workplace.
- A lecture theatre with state of the art facilities.
- An innovative ‘Hub’ space for generating ideas, socialising and inspiring the students.
- Revival of the sites existing water tower, to offer a vivid portrayal of the importance of the buildings site in Swindon’s engineering history.
- Outside landscaping that provides a space for working, relaxation, reflection and socialising.
- Incorporation of Low Zero Carbon technologies including solar thermal collectors.

Swindon UTC University Technical College


“Sustainable development is at the heart of the team’s approach to design. Enabling the existing buildings in Swindon to be relevant for future generations is something we are very proud to be involved in.” Pat Griffin, Senior Design Manager – BAM Construction, UTC Swindon’s buliding contractor.

For more information on the Swindon UTC, please visit their website via the link below.
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