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Campus redevelopment

Harlow College Campus Redevelopment

  • Harlow College Building C
  • Harlow College LRC
  • Media City Harlow College

Harlow College

Education |

Harlow, Essex



Harlow College

AD Architects designed five new buildings for the College as part of the campus redevelopment, which was undertaken in three phases. The two most recent buildings to be completed were opened by the then Minister of State for Lifelong Learning.

These new buildings include: Building D – an Art, Music and Learning Resource Centre, Building I – a Construction Centre which includes facilities for bricklaying, carpentry, joinery, electrical and plumbing, Building C – which includes a Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Centre and a Science Centre, Building L – which comprises a Sixth Form Centre, Refectory and Catering & Hospitality department and also includes the Skylight Brasserie, and Building E – a Performing Arts Centre.

The design of Building C was recognised in 2017 by being judged as one of the six best non-residential buildings in Harlow during the 70 years of the new town era.  The jury for the inaugural Harlow Architectural Design Awards commented: “This tasteful building is set back and on a smaller scale than its neighbours which is part of its charm.  It uses interesting detailing, brickwork, glass and space to create a ‘little gem’ within the more corporate feel of the campus overall”.

More recently AD Architects completed Media City, the College’s new Photography and Media department and designed a new £5m Advanced Manufacturing Centre which provides the College with state-of-the-art teaching facilities for advanced manufacturing techniques including assembly, electronics, robotics, CNC and CAD/CAM.

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Building C - Science Centre and Hair & Beauty

Harlow College - Science and Hair & Beauty Centre

Learning Resource Centre

Harlow College - Art, Music and LRC

Construction Centre Facade Detail

Harlow College Construction Centre

The Glass Box Theatre

Harlow College - Media Centre

Production Kitchen

Production Kitchen

Solar Control

Harlow College Building C - Solar Control

Science Centre

Harlow College - Curtain Wall

Carpentry and Joinery




Science Laboratories

Science Centre Laboratories

Atrium Glazing

Harlow College - Atrium Glazing

Carpentry and Joinery

Carpentry and Joinery

The Skylight Brasserie

Harlow College - Student Restaurant

3D Virtual Model

Campus Redevelopment Site Model

Science Centre

Harlow College Science Centre

On time, on spec and on budget

"Our campus has now been absolutely transformed by the high quality of the three buildings that AD Architects have designed for us. Construction has commenced on a further two new buildings. AD have deeply impressed us not only with their architectural flair and technical competence but also with their energy, dedication and attention to detail which have enabled us to open all these superb facilities on time, on spec and on budget.”

David Ellerby, Emeritus Principal, Harlow College

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