Creative Arts Building, Norwich

The 2,600m2 Norfolk Barn-styled building stands within the Campus of City College Norwich. It is clad with timber and has a fully glazed West Façade. The interior is built around a naturally lit central area and is designed with a combination of large and smaller spaces to promote the interaction between students of the different disciplines the building caters for.

Built on three storeys, the Creative Arts Building provides:

  • rehearsal facilities;
  • 3D workshops;
  • dance and acting studios that can connect to a small theatre for larger shows or public events;
  • TV and music recording suites; and
  • Flexible traditional art and design studios that can open up to form loft-like interiors, creating professional gallery spaces.

Not only does the building provide the College with bright open spaces to inspire creativity, it is also designed to be of low energy consumption and consequently of low-carbon which has sucessfully acheived a target rating of 'BREEAM Excellent'.  The ‘green features’ include rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps, a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, natural and mechanical ventilation systems and brown water recycling.

Allman Woodcock assisted City College Norwich in their successful bid to obtain funding from the Skills Funding Agency, through cost planning, life-cycle cost analysis and financial reporting.

Our appointment then extended to one of lead consultant, embodying the roles of Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying. Pre-contract services included close liaison with the design team and 
presenting regular updates to develop the cost planning processes throughout the various design stages up to tender.

Allman Woodcock assembled the Employer’s Requirements and assisted and guided the College throughout the OJEU procurement process, including the selection procedure for the Contractor. Employer’s Agent and cost consultancy services continued throughout the construction and post-construction phases, to successfully deliver the completed building.

ClientCity College Norwich Services Employer’s Agent and pre and post contract Quantity Surveying services from funding bid to agreement of final account

First class surveying, consultancy & management services