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Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

Stylish and multi-functional architecture to inspire creativity and flair

The Project

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios design has transformed two tired terraced buildings to a light and airy space reflecting the activities of the end user, Condé Nast College of Fashion.  The interior has been opened up creating a space and environment conducive to learning and reflecting the flair and creativity taking place as part of the education process.


Building Control

Working closely with architect, Oculus provided the building control services for a very fresh remodelling of the building for the Condé Nast College.  The fire strategy required a fire engineering approach undertaken by JGA Fire Engineers which met with the approval of Oculus and the LPEPA and allowing the design flexibility required to achieve the open spatial planning. The flat roof terrace forms an integral part of building use and creates an extension of the teaching areas. The façade of the building was cleverly upgraded and the interior brought together two buildings in the historic terrace with sensitive intervention.  A light and airy interior was the backdrop to the colourful, fashion-conscious fittings, fitments and activities.

This was a great example of tired buildings being given a vibrant new lease of life.


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