• Registered Office: Newcastle Office
  • Dobson House
  • Northumbrian Way
  • Killingworth
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • NE12 6QW
  • Darlington Office
  • The Beehive
  • Lingfield Point
  • Mcmullen Road
  • Darlington
  • DL1 1YN
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External view of White Bridge College and the landscape design Students working in vibrant classroom design at White Bridge College External view of White Bridge College with landscaping and car park in front of the building Students doing woodwork in Design and Technology workshop at White Bridge Colleg


White Bridge College is a unique vocational learning center for 100 students aged between 14 and 19 years with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) or who have been excluded from mainstream schools and would otherwise attend a pupil referral unit (PRU).

Deliberately located within Tameside’s Globe Lane industrial estate, the college provides vocational education and work experience opportunities within the local business community, improving the life chances of these disadvantaged students.

The design reflects both the pastoral and vocational elements of the college, with private class bases to the south and public vocational spaces to the north. These are expressed as 'shop fronts' with students providing services such as motor vehicle repair, reprographics and catering.

White Bridge College hand sketched parti diagram