New College Durham T.H.E Hub

Durham, UK - College

An integrated learning space for students to collaborate and prepare for future employment.

Ryder and New College Durham (NCD) have collaborated on a number of developments across the college’s estate to help NCD grow and adapt with the ever changing needs of education. T.H.E Hub provides a collaboration space across both technical and higher education areas, designed to work and evolve with the college’s new T-Level teaching programme to provide an industry standard learning environment for students to prepare for future employment in various sectors.

New College Durham
Durham, UK
Complete 2024

A new era of innovative teaching and learning.

Specialist facilities at T.H.E Hub provide the opportunity for students to work together to think critically, problem solve, and master skills in their area of interest.

Featuring 23 new teaching spaces, facilities include an immersive suite, early years foundation stage nursery, a sensory room, a simulated hospital ward and dental suite, an opticians, an esports arena, as well as leading cyber security and forensics rooms and supporting networks, students are safe in the knowledge that their future careers are starting in the right place.

Supporting students’ experiences and next steps.

Directed by the curriculum needs, the building design is focussed around adaptability; enabled by the range of spaces, adjustable walls, and adaptive technologies.

Facilitating learning beyond the classroom, students can meet, socialise and work across breakout spaces around T.H.E HUB. Similarly, project spaces welcome NCD’s industry relationships to connect tutors, local employers, and students to launch projects or live briefs.

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Project team.

Designed by Ryder Architecture and delivered by Esh Construction, the development was procured via the Procure Partnerships Framework and delivered in partnership with Turner & Townsend, Jasper Kerr Consulting Engineers, TGA Consulting Engineers and Howarth Litchfield.

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Ryder's commitment to sustainability, attention to detail, effective project management, and a collaborative spirit has played a pivotal role in transforming our campus into an innovative and inspiring learning environment that benefits both our students and our staff. We would recommend Ryder to any organisation seeking architectural expertise and a partner dedicated to creating outstanding, purpose driven spaces.

Karl Fairley

Deputy Chief Executive, New College Durham

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