Middlesbrough College

Lighting the way to a brighter future

A centre of excellence offers bright prospects for a new generation

A brand new state-of-the art training centre at Middlesbrough College has opened its doors to welcome a new generation of students and trainees. The £12 million facility is delivering world-class training to young people who want to work in the area of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

Bright internal spaces are at the heart of the purposebuilt STEM centre, the only one of its kind in the North East of England. Lit and ventilated by VELUX Modular Skylights, the light and airy environment provides the ideal atmosphere for studying.

"Whilst working through a value engineering process with Roofglaze Limited, we chose to use VELUX Modular Skylights instead of a site assembled curtain wall type system on our STEM Building project at Middlesbrough College.

The system has a number of unique details that allow rapid installation, however it is vital that the design of the steelwork and adjacent trades are co-ordinated at an early stage to take full advantage of these features.

This is the first time we have used this pre-fabricated system and it is clearly an excellent product.

Chris Old,
Project Manager, ESH Group

The planning phase

Work on the building began in June 2014 and, thanks in part to the trouble-free installation process of the VELUX Modular Skylights, the project was completed a little over a year later, in July 2015.

Parties involved in the project

  • The VELUX Modular Skylights solution chosen by the building’s architects, the Bond Bryan Partnership,Group
  • Contractors, the ESH Group, demolished a derelict property

The solution 

  • Nine assemblies of 7° pitch VELUX Longlight 
  • Five pieces, each with three fixed and two venting modules (with motor) 
  • Four pieces, each with three fixed and three venting modules (with motor) 
  • A total af 49 Longlight modules 
  • All modules measure 1000 x 1000 mm