HSDC South Downs Campus

Introduction

HSDC have an important role in supporting the acquisition of skills, promotion of learning and supporting the cultural and social development of the town of Havant and its surrounding areas.

PMc were approached by HSDC in 2017 to produce an Estates Strategy for the merger between Havant College and South Downs College. Following the approval of the Estates Strategy and subsequent merger, PMc were retained as client advisors to project manage the outcomes of the piece of work.

In 2018, PMc updated the Estates Strategy to facilitate the merger with Alton College which was approved in February 2019.

Throughout this period PMc have been retained by the College as Client Advisors and Project Managers on the following projects:

  • £200K refurbishment of the South Downs Reception;
  • £150K refurbishment of the Havant Reception;
  • £1m refurbishment across the Havant campus;
  • Worked with the College on potential land sale on the South Downs Campus;
  • Submitted bids to the Solent LEP on behalf of the College;
  • Secured over £1m of T-Levels funding from the Department for Education; and,
  • Completed a £900k refurbishment of the North Hall, link bridge and North West Building classrooms to enable the delivery of the first wave of T-levels. 

Overview

HSDC are now currently in the process of implementing its agreed Estates Strategy.  Phase 1 saw the refurbishment of reception areas at both the South Downs and the Havant site, Phase 2 saw over £1M invested in the refurbishment of the Havant site – with further works carried out during summer 2019.

The next phase – which is due to commence in summer 2020 – is to begin the transformation of the South Downs campus main building to create a central hub to the college, enhance the students experience and meet modern learning needs. The transformation of this space will also include the creation of a new home for T-Level courses in construction and digital industries.

Testimonial

“I appointed Peter and PMc to work with us to lead the estates work-stream and develop our property strategy because of his track record of leading major developments at Farnham and elsewhere, the respect with which he is held by our regulator (the SFA), and the confidence he inspires in potential funders including the Solent LEP and other partners. The PMc team have demonstrated empathy with our vision and have already helped shape the merger advisory board’s early thinking. We look forward to working with Peter and his team to develop an accommodation strategy for the new college that is ambitious, deliverable and firmly rooted in the educational mission of the new institution.”

Mike Gaston, Principal and Chief Executive of South Downs College

T Levels Refurbishment 2020

The project objectives were:

  • 660 m2 refurbishment of the North Hall to create a digital learning lounge and Senior Management suite;
  • Refurbishment of 4 spaces on the link bridge to create teaching spaces for the Digital and Construction T-levels;
  • Refurbishment of 3 classrooms in the North West Building to facilitate the delivery of the Early years T-Levels curriculum; and,
  • The strip out the of the first floor of the Main Building.

 

 

Key Facts

Heading #1
Start on Site
September 2020
Completion Date
September 2021
Refurbishment area (m²)
800 m²
Total Project Cost
£900k
Funders
HSDC and T Levels
Architects
Wilmott Dixon
Main Contractor
Wilmott Dixon
M&E Consultants
WG & R
Project Manager, Employer’s Agent, Bid Writer & Cost Consultant
PMc

Project Team

Reception Remodel - 2017

The project objectives were:

  • To transform existing tired reception into an open plan hub for student services and careers to be at the front of the campus;
  • To create a number of meeting rooms in close proximity to reception; and,
  • Create a more welcoming environment for students and the local committee to enjoy when entering the campus.  

 

 

Key Facts

Heading #1
Start on Site
July 2017
Completion Date
September 2017
Refurbishment area (m²)
620 m²
Total Project Cost
£200k
Funders
HSDC
Architects
Architecture PLB
Main Contractor
Hampshire Interiors
Project Manager, Employer’s Agent, Bid Writer & Cost Consultant
PMc

Project Team