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Nottingham College City Hub

2400m2 of Optima TFC in 2mm Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of the striking Nottingham College City Hub, in addition to 800lm of Feature Fin Pressings & 200m2 of Optima XPC 200.

Painted in Axalta Noble Bronze SE3018039020, Ral 8002 and Copper AE2018007721, the panels form a major point of attraction for students across the city.

Nottingham College City Hub

Standing centrally in the former brownfield site next to the Broadmarsh, the hub is a focal point of activity, with over 2000 students and staff able to access to the building each week.

Nottingham College City Hub

Celebrated as the winner of Building Project of the Year Highly Commended in the Midland Construction Excellence Awards 2021, the landmark City Hub represents a £58m investment in education in Nottingham. The projects includes an impressive six storeys of state-of-the-art facilities including a restaurant, café and performing arts centre.

Nottingham College City Hub

The handover marks over two years of build works, and many more on planning, to re-purpose the former site.

Nottingham College City Hub

The new campus will offer a broad curriculum for the College including performance, media and business, complete with amenities for the community to enjoy including a restaurant, café and performing arts centre.


Project Details:

Project name: Nottingham City Hub

Location: Nottingham

Sector: Education

Installer: Metclad Contracts Limited

Main Contractor: Wates Construction Limited

Architect: Bond Bryan Architects



Jamie Brown, Estimator at Sotech said: 

“The quality of installation and attention to detail shown by Metclad is second to none.

Introducing vertical feature pressings within the panel module joints is a great addition to the façade, creating a 3D effect and bringing life and character to the building. A fantastic team effort from start to finish. A massive thank you to our loyal and supportive supply chain.”


Carole Thorogood, Chair of Governors at Nottingham College, was quoted on the Nottingham College web site as saying:

The building is spectacular both inside and out and I know that staff and students can’t wait to start using it.

This is a major investment in education and skills in Nottingham by the College, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the City Council. These state-of-the-art teaching facilities will inspire generations of students and equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to meet the needs of local, national and international employers helping them and their City to thrive.”


John Carlin, Wates Construction Midlands MD:, added on the Nottingham College web site:

“This has been such a memorable project for us in large part due to the positive impact it’s left on the city’s stars of tomorrow.

We’ve been proud to provide permanent jobs to four school leavers, including two graduates from Nottingham College, created 29 apprenticeships and carried out 65 educational visits, as well as delivering 18 lectures on the Built Environment at the College itself.

Thanks to the hard work of Project Director Adam Cannon and his team we’re thrilled with the end result and can’t want to see students experience the new campus in the New Year.”

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