Longslade College Leicester

Longslade Community College, Birstall Leicester, UK

The building was commissioned to provide modern facilities to develop the arts and technology department for the college. It was envisaged that substantial income for the college would be generated by letting the facilities to the local community as a venue for weddings, local film club, performing groups and sports groups.
  • Client

    Leicestershire County Council

  • Services


  • Sectors


  • Value

    £2.5 million

  • Year Completed


  • Region

    Leicester, UK

  • Size

    1,700 sqm

  • Contractor

    Willmott Dixon Ltd

Longslade College Leicester

A fully glazed foyer is introduced to create an inviting space for social gatherings.


An amphitheatre, linked to a bar, encourages outdoor performances and learning for the students.

The building has successfully integrated commercial needs and at the same time maintains a high level of control and security for the college’s management.

Colours have been used throughout the building to imitate nature and to assist way finding. The building has proved to be a success, as bookings for the building have far outweighed the college’s expectation