Forth Valley College, Falkirk Campus

Architect: Reiach and Hall/Keppie Design

Client: Balfour Beatty

Project Value: £78 million

Lead Consultant: Dr Elena Prokofieva

Forth Valley College has three main campuses located in the towns of Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling, Falkirk Campus opened in 2020 and is the largest of all the campuses and its headquarters.

The facility has two main areas, an academic teaching/administrative/sports block over two storeys which includes classrooms, laboratories, refectory and kitchen, salon services, sports facilities, energy centre and flexible learning spaces.

The single storey practical teaching block contains workshops which provide industry training including gas safety, renewable and sustainable energy, carpentry, bricklaying, mechanical and electrical installation and maintenance, welding and fabrication, and chemical engineering amongst others.

RMP provided detailed design advice during construction phase and compliance testing to ensure that Falkirk Campus successfully met the requirements of BB93.

The Forth Valley College project and its architect, Reiach and Hall, have been awarded the AJ Architecture Awards Higher Education Building of the Year 2021, Scottish Design Awards Education Building of the Year 2021, RIBA National Architects Award 2022 and the 2022 RIAS Buildings of the Year Award.

It has been shortlisted for the 2022 Stirling Prize.

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