This £4.9 million development, which marks the second phase of our work for Waltham Forest College in collaboration with GTH/architects, continues to upgrade routes and maximise the use of previously underused or redundant spaces.

Above the entrance lobby a new student zone offers a place for relaxation and extracurricular activities alongside a mezzanine floor dedicated to the Students Union.

On the ground floor, the large unused area beneath the main entrance steps has been refurbished to create a 70-seater lecture theatre and an innovative Market Place incorporating a butchery, a bakery, a reprographics and stationary centre and a start-up business incubator. 

The 1970s Lowery Centre has been re-clad and the fashion department's workshops renovated to produce bright modern workspaces.

The scheme also includes a Young Persons Learning Centre incorporating a workshop, a life skills classroom, a light craft room and flexible teaching space. The Centre will have direct access to a landscaped courtyard.