New Building, Jackson & PMB
Obviously buildings deteriorate over time, and although the Jackson Building had remained a robust construction certain areas needed urgent attention and upgrading. This work included the removal of 1970’s alterations that had harmed the overall design. In the Powell and Moya Building problems were of a greater magnitude with shabby build quality and layers of make do and mend repairs having rendered the building close to unusable. Parents and students frequently complained about the building and our conference guests were at best ‘disappointed’. Our records showed that the building was certainly our most inefficient building, burning vast amounts of gas and electricity in order to sustain a workable temperature. It was clear to all in the design team that a major refurbishment if not demolition was needed to make these buildings useful once again.