Location Canterbury, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering, IT and audio visual
Client Canterbury College
Architect Charter Architects
Imagery © Diane Auckland
+44 (0)20 7438 1600
Canterbury College provides academic and vocational skill courses for the local community. The overall footprint of the college is now 45,000m². Cundall was appointed as strategic building services consultants for Campus 2007, a major two phase re-development of Canterbury College. The two-phased development programme involved new build and refurbishment, working to designs by Charter Architects to provide a state-of-the-art education facility.
The enabling works for Phase 1 included the £10 million new build of two new technology buildings, a vehicle workshop and a new main entrance building for the entire campus, which incorporated both teaching and administration accommodation. Cundall understood the importance of minimising disruption to the college business and by planning ahead made sure that the new site-wide infrastructure could be phased and arranged to suit agreed timeslots in the busy academic year.
Strategically, Cundall developed a low energy building services solution for the campus, influencing building orientation and massing in order to achieve natural ventilation in as many of the new buildings as possible. As the college was set back from the main road, traffic noise was not an issue when it came to opening windows and introducing fresh air flows.
The Cundall Communications team’s role included conceptual design of IT and audio visual systems for the new buildings.
The Sustainability Centre designed for St Leonard's College is an exemplar building that showcases a diverse range of passive systems, renewable energy technologies, and flexible teaching spaces.
Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.
We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.
Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.
It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.
At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth.
Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.
Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.
Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.