City Learning Centres 1 & 2, Bristol

Client: Bristol City Council
Value: £1.2m
Duration: 2001

City Learning Centres provide specialist ICT facilities as part of the Government’s Excellence in Cities Initiative. Bristol’s first two centres are located on secondary school campuses in the north and south of the city, serving local schools and communities.

The eye catching low cost buildings, designed and built in just 39 weeks, use a translucent cladding in the main computer areas to give high levels of natural, glare free, light. The judges for the Prime Minister’s Award said:

“This building represents the standards we should be aiming for across the country. Crisp, light, airy and staggering value for money.”



Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Buildings