Entrant: Maber Architects
The AgriSTEM Academy was the third and final part of the development at South Staffordshire College's 180 acre Rodbaston Campus and involved the conversion of an old Granary Building with water tower at the heart of the campus.
This landmark building, whilst not Listed, has significant architectural merit and the approach aimed to respect its historic stature and work with it, designing the renovation to retain the building’s original feel.
Now restored and repurposed it provides 1000m² of learning space. Alongside the Granary is an extension and the new build AgriTECH building that together form the new AgriSTEM Academy.
The traditional Granary building blends with the new facilities and contrasts with the state-of-the-art teaching equipment inside.