B’mouth & Poole College,
Lansdowne Campus


  • Client: The Bournemouth & Poole College
  • Programme: January 2016 – September 2016
  • Contract Value: £1.6m


The three storey E Block was built in 1958 and the two storey B Block in 1925. These buildings were scheduled for demolition and planning consent was granted for new build replacement in 2008. Following the withdrawal of central funding, the College embarked on refurbishment in order to continue to reflect the brand exemplified on its other campuses. Insulated aluminium rainscreen overcladding, high-performance aluminium-timber composite windows, over-roofing and other envelope works including demolition of chimneys delivered a building with the appearance and performance of a new-build for a fraction of the cost.


“This project was the first phase of a three phase property strategy, located at our Lansdowne campus in Bournemouth. Challenges included being in a conservation area, in close proximity to Grade II listed buildings, restricted site access and a requirement to remain operational throughout the process.

The contrast between the Grade II listed buildings and the aluminum rainscreen overcladding has worked well, visitors and new students believe that the 1950’s over-clad building is a new facility. For any institution considering an over-cladding project or a new build, with an aluminum cladded rainscreen, I would highly recommend the pro-active services of d&b facades.”

Ken Roberts, Executive Director of Resources

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