It was important that the design and layout of the building would be carefully considered at planning stages, respecting height limitations due to its close proximity to Beverley Minster. The mass of the building steps up in height away from the residential buildings situated on the eastern edge of the site and the fourth floor steps in so as to not fill the whole floor plate and give the effect of a reduced height building. The materials have been carefully chosen to blend in with the surrounding context– predominantly brickwork with aluminium windows and curtain walling, with modern materials such as limestone and aluminium rainscreen.
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“It’s an impressive college, it’s inspiring for the town too, It helps to ensure going to College
and getting the skills you need is held in high regard. Good jobs come from highly skilled people and
having a state-of-the-art college will help deliver that. It is really important we have 21st-century
facilities for 21st-century delivery, you can’t deliver the skills employers need unless you have the kit
that employers use.”
Matthew Hancock, Skills Minister