City College Norwich

Outline planning permission for redevelopment of the entire College campus.


Beacon began their association with the College in 2007 and secured outline consent for the site masterplan in September 2008.

Outline planning consent allowed the redevelopment of the college campus for educational use with associated administrative and ancillary facilities to a maximum floorspace of 66,555m2 with additional atria space together with new vehicular and pedestrian accesses, car parking and landscaping.Such a major redevelopment was controversial with residents and also needed extensive discussions with the highway authority to agree the revised access arrangements.

We led the lengthy discussions with the city council over the design details and agreed the scale parameters for the new buildings.

We were subsequently appointed to submit Reserved Matters Applications for redevelopment of the campus. The first phase, designed by BDP, comprised a new building at the north of the campus to provide space for creative arts, catering and hospitality and hair, beauty and leisure industries courses, as well as a range of services open to the public to enable students to gain first-hand experience in real working environments. Facilities include a restaurant, hair and beauty salon and spa, all within a hotel-style setting as well as a theatre, gym and other sporting facilities.The new building at the southern end of the campus would house the college’s technology courses and will also offer services to the public.


Outline planning permission was granted in September 2008.Work on the Reserved Matters applications was put on hold in December 2008 due to the funding difficulties of the Learning and Skills Council.

ClientCity College Norwich
Services providedApplication  
BP teamAndy Thompson   Jon Burgess  
Project value£75m+
ArchitectAukett Fitzroy Robinson (outline); BDP Reserved Matters
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