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Latest pictures of new build released

Photorealistic pictures have brought to life Sunderland College’s ambitious new building project taking place at its Bede campus.

For the first time the pictures show how the new sports and performing arts facilities will look in relation to the existing Bede building built in 1927.

Due to open in September 2014, the state-of-the-art buildings will include facilities for dance and drama, music and design studios, a film screening suite, film processing and dark rooms, sports science laboratories, fitness suites and a four court sports hall.

Anne Isherwood, Principal of Sunderland College, said: “For the first time these pictures bring to life the fantastic new facilities that the College will be able to offer to students from across North East.

“It’s an ambitious project that everyone at the College is incredibly proud of.

“We’re committed to quality and determined to provide students with the best learning environment available in the North East. These new facilities will help us ensure our ambition is fulfilled.”

The photorealistic images have been produced by the project architects to give a true to life picture as possible of how the finished buildings will look.

Once completed the two buildings will welcome an estimated 1,200 students a year.

Each of the three-storey buildings will include sustainability features such as locally sourced materials, photovoltaic panels, maximisation of natural light and natural ventilation.

It’s also expected the build will create a number of apprenticeship opportunities for students at Sunderland College.

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