Sustainability

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Our commitment

We are committed to excellence in design and to respecting the environment. We use creative architecture to create new buildings from old and we use environmentally friendly materials.

Our Centres exploit the use of natural light and ventilation. This helps to reduce energy costs and creates a more environmentally friendly feeling for students, staff and visitors.

The new Centres incorporate open spaces that complement the architectural design and offer areas for relaxation and recreation.

Stafford Critchlow, Director at Wilkinson Eyre Architects, who designed the Centres for Lifelong Learning at Finsbury Park and Business, Arts and Technology at Camden Road said:

“Both of our projects for City and Islington College represent current best practice in sustainable design: breathing new life into tired old buildings by radical means, rather than demolishing them, and contrasting them with quality, modern low-energy design.  The dynamic tension between old and new creates an exciting variety of spaces, which will support the delivery of modern teaching practices in the College.”

You can find out more about our approach to sustainability at the College by downloading our Sustainability Development Policy [PDF]