Matthew Boulton College

The construction of a new building to house the Matthew Boulton College at Jennens Road in Birmingham.

The new building provided office and teaching space together with science laboratories, technical and specialist IT accommodation. The college contains specialist teaching facilities, specifically designed for the teaching of healthcare subjects, such as pharmaceutical services, dental nursing, podiatry services and physiotherapy. Unusually, this college contains a fully functional operating theatre and GP surgery.

SDA prepared the performance specification for the provision of mechanical and electrical services throughout the new building and were appointed to the College to oversee the detailed design and construction works. The building was provided with heating and natural ventilation with specific mechanical ventilation where required for functional reasons. The south facing elevations of the building were provided with mechanical ventilation and comfort cooling. Specialist services were required in a number of areas.