RATH Building, Blackburn College
The new Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) building replaces an existing building at Blackburn College’s campus. The 2?storey building will house motor vehicle workshops, joinery workshops, an MOT test bay, a rolling road and car showroom along with first floor teaching areas and admin & security offices, all totalling around 25,000 sq.ft.
Much discussion has taken place with the college to ensure that the needs of the college curriculum and learners are met. The space is being used flexibly and has areas able to accommodate changes to the college curriculum as well as having space available for expansion. The building is being designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.