We were contacted by Marlborough College to provide full Building Control Services on the construction of a new two-storey teaching block on campus. The former Kennet Building that previously occupied the land was demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art Innovation Centre.

The building has been designed with the environment in mind and benefits from a thermally efficient envelope, photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, excellent daylighting and reduced water consumption. It is set over two levels with 1000m2 of space that forms cutting-edge teaching and exhibition space.

The generous floor to ceiling height provides space to create large-scale prototypes unconstrained by a standard classroom. An impressive glass façade allows passers by a view into the pupils’ activities and an opportunity for pupils to engage with the stunning local nature.

“It is great to see another successful project completion for Marlborough College, I’ve been lucky enough to work with them on a number of projects over the last few years and it is great to see the ongoing investment in state-of-the-art facilities at the College.”

John Lynch, Regional Surveying Manager


The three-and a half million-pound building was completed earlier this year and opened its doors to the first pupils in April. After successful completion of the Innovation Centre, we have been re-appointed on the College’s next exciting project, The Science Building.

We provide a cost-effective approach to compliance and can work directly with design teams and contractors to offer a hassle-free Building Control Service. To discuss compliance for your construction projects, please contact us on 01275 848 228 or visit www.cookbrown.co.uk.

Cook Brown Building Control is part of Hickton Group, Championing Quality, Compliance and Sustainability in the built environment.  Please visit our website https://hicktongroup.co.uk/ to find more information about Building Control, Quality Site Inspections, Energy & Sustainability, Gas and Electrical Safety Management or Gas Auditing and Consultancy services.


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