The Digi-Tech Factory

The Digi-Tech Factory is a striking new four-storey building at City College Norwich (CCN) that will enable CCN students to be at the forefront of digital development, innovation and creativity in the UK. The building houses the very latest equipment and technology and over 60 miles of cabling to deliver the most up to date learning experience for the digital students.

The interior includes large-scale lab spaces, digital studios, general classrooms, storage, staff and breakout areas, as well as circulation and amenity spaces.

The exterior is an ‘envelope’ of lightweight perforated metal cladding that cloaks the building to control light and views. The perforated pattern resembles historic computer tape, digital code and binary sequences that reflect the disciplines studied within the building.
R G Carter welcomed the opportunity to engage with CCN construction students throughout the project. Students were given regular guided tours, classroom talks and Teams talks during lockdown. In addition, 296 hours of industry experience were offered to four construction students and 4,400 bricks were donated to the CCN construction department by the company.

For R G Carter the building represents the continued development and contemporary outlook of the Carter group of companies and the company’s enthusiasm to embrace and explore exciting new designs, new ideas and new methods in the world of construction.

City College Norwich
Norwich, Norfolk
August 2021
Coffey Architects
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