Solent University

PMc have been working with Solent University since 2015 on a range of projects including:

· the relocation of the Warsash Maritime Academy (WMA) cadet training facilities from Warsah to the City College Southampton campus in 2016. We acted as space planners, and client advisors and helped (in partnership with APLB) develop the RIBA Stage 2 brief for this £6m refurbishment project;

· the development of an estate strategy to support a proposed merger between Solent University and City College in 2017 – which ultimately did not proceed;

· the creation of a new Estates Strategy for Solent University in 2021 which recommended the withdrawal from a number of leased and freehold buildings across Southampton and the refurbishment and re-purposing of the core central estate located at East Park Terrace for the consolidation of the estate;

· the development of the business case and design concepts to support the creation of the South Coast Institute of Technology in 2022 – and the subsequent securing of £14m of capital grant funding to invest in new teaching and learning spaces across the South Coast IoT partners in 2023 to 2024; and,

· the subsequent appointment, as programme managers and project managers, for the portfolio of capital projects for the South Coast IoT working closely with the IoT Director and the DfE Capital team to take forward and deliver the series of projects at Southampton, Fareham, South Downs (HSDC), the Isle of Wight, and Eastleigh.

Solent University – Warsash Maritime Academy