Access Creative Colleges

Manchester, Bristol & London

Transforming existing buildings into innovative creative learning spaces.

With six dedicated creative colleges around the country, Access Creative is the largest private training and education provider in England. They are opening doors to creative industry careers with a combination of classroom and practical learning in state-of-the-art facilities.

Crookes Walker provided M&E support to convert existing buildings into three new sites in Bristol, London and Manchester. The projects typically delivered between 1,000 – 2,000 sq m of learning space, with specialist facilities for music, digital arts and media subjects.






Access Creative


Image credit: Sheila Bird Studio

The Challenge

Converting former office spaces into teaching facilities, and in Manchester, the additional challenge of the site being in the basement of a listed building, the refurbished New Century Hall.

The Solution

Crookes Walker worked closely with the provider for specialist music and digital arts spaces to develop servicing solutions for recording studios and production suites. Acoustic considerations, such as minimising cross talk to achieve the required sound levels, were essential.

The Outcome

Flexible and functional learning spaces with cutting edge facilities provide the perfect environment to kick start careers in the creative industries.

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