The Bede Campus,Sunderland College

IMGP0292Penn Associates has been part of the project team working on proposals for Sunderland College’s Bede Campus which provides academic and vocational courses for sixth form students. New performing arts and sports centres are planned along with outdoor performance space.

Our role in the team was to undertake habitat and protected species surveys of the site, including bat surveys of existing buildings which will require demolition. As ‘Suitably Qualified Ecologists’ we also prepared a BREEAM ecology assessment of the proposals, including calcuating the change in ecological value of the site as a consequence of the proposed development using the BREEAM method.