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Designs for second Hallam sponsored University Technical College revealed

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Issued:17/08/15

Architects tasked with designing Sheffield's second Sheffield Hallam University sponsored University Technical College, due to open at the Olympic Legacy Park in September 2016, have revealed their plans.

Bond Bryan Architects will create an outstanding educational experience that inspires and nurtures young people to have the skills, passion, empathy and talent to work in computing, healthcare technology, sports science, exercise medicine and wellbeing sectors.
 
Bond Bryan’s design includes a cantilever over a double height main entrance leading to the full-height Project Centre, which creates a great impact and an outstanding first impression of the UTC 2 Sheffield for Human Sciences and Computing. A plaza integrates external learning, testing, analysis, discussion, gathering and games areas such as table tennis. A south facing green roof at third floor level will support the provision of a science garden area.
 
Geoff Halliwell, Director at Bond Bryan Architects, said: “UTC 2 Sheffield aspires to become a centre of excellence and stretch all learners to realise their full potential, drawing on world class models of best education practice to ensure each and every learner is fulfilled in their academic and personal ambitions.

"Creating the right design for the UTC is the first step towards achieving that goal. Specialist teaching facilities on the ground and first floors of the four-storey building support the specialisms in human sciences and computing. The dynamic Project Centre at the base of the central atrium will create a spacious, light and contemporary learning environment. Second and third floor terraces and a dining space on second floor level offer excellent views of the Olympic Legacy Park.”
  
UTC 2 Sheffield is being led by The Sheffield College. Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry are co-sponsors. The £10 million facility will train 14 to 19-year-olds in the skills needed for the healthcare technology, sports science, exercise medicine and wellbeing sectors.

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Construction of UTC 2 Sheffield on the Olympic Legacy Park is planned to commence in October and it will open in September 2016 holding 600 pupils aged 14 to 19.

The Olympic Legacy Park  will also be home to Sheffield Hallam's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), which will be the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world.

Professor Karen Bryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University, said: "With our world-renowned expertise in health-care and sports science, we are delighted to be taking up a key role in the sponsorship of this new UTC. Students will be able to benefit from a rich learning experience that will prepare them brilliantly for work or further study upon completion of their qualifications."

For press information: contact Ian Turgoose in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 4025 or email pressoffice@shu.ac.uk