Colin Smith + Judith Wilson Architects

The trowel trades workshop is a purpose built two-storey building for the training of apprentice bricklayers, plasterers and wet trades in general.

The two-storey steel frame leaves the entire floor area available for teaching and the height is to allow the erection of scaffold. At low level the external walls are blockwork for plastering and rendering by students. The upper level is clad with a band of clear storey windows around the building to allow natural light without glare.

The simplicity of the construction and internal finishes all contributed to the completion of the new building during the College's summer holidays.

Trowel Trades
Trowel Trades