Mulberry University Technical College - Wates Construction Case Study

Mulberry University Technical College London


54 weeks




Scott Brownrigg

A new build college built on the site of a former fire station for 800 students aged 14-19 with a technical theatre and health management specialism.

Works include a 250-seat purpose-designed theatre, media suites, including a film and TV studio, a theatre construction and craft workshop and specialist health suites.

  • £16m Value
  • 54 weeks Build
  • DfE Framework Procurement

To support Mulberry’s curriculum model and future commercial viability, we engaged theatre design specialists, Charcoalblue, to help design and deliver a theatre space to meet industry specification to attract third-party leases in support of live hands-on learning for students.

  • £3,642 Social enterprise spend
  • £4.72m Local spend with SMEs

Wates have been personable, helpful, patient and clear about what they need to do. They are very open and transparent about what they are seeking to achieve.”

Jo Armitage Deputy Headteacher, Tower Hamlets Schools