XLwerks are working directly for City College Norwich and in collaboration with Coffey Architects as Interior Architects on the new Digi-Tech Factory (DTF) Building in Norwich. Our successful bid for was won in partnership with Waldford Farrow Interiors and Demco Interiors.
The project will produce an inspirational facility for digital skills development for growing the numbers of students of all ages (+482), apprentices (+100) and supporting the tech employers of Norwich and beyond. Due the Colleges position as the largest educational institution for Norfolk and Suffolk college students the impact of this development will be felt across the East Anglia region.
The building will provide the physical infrastructure required for the continued growth of regional digital education provision. This growth is needed to respond quickly to the potential skills shortages within the Digital industries and recognises that the 4th Industrial Revolution will mean that digital skills will be at the heart of driving Norfolk and Suffolk’s economy and enhancing productivity in the future.
XLwerks CEO James Lee Burgess acted as project lead for the bid stages of Digi Tech Factory whilst Director of Pro:works. The collaborative team of Coffey Architects, Pro:works, Lanpro, Clancy, CCD and LUMA Consulting where successful in securing £6 million of Local Enterprise Partnership funding which enabled the project to proceed to planning and tender. The building is due on site early 2020 and completion in 2021.
Linyi Hotel and Residential Masterplan, China
XLwerks CEO James Lee Burgess worked with Coffey Architects on this visioning masterplan for a private client in Linyi China.
Three approaches were developed in line with the client briefs. All options included a five star 257 room 65,000 m2 hotel with four restaurants, a business centre, retail, swimming pool, spa and basement car park. Detailed consideration was given to staff and guest movement logistics, servicing strategy and structural grid all in consultation with Hilton Group. The residential masterplan delivered between 1200-1500 residential units.