New Lifestyle and Engineering Buildings, Petroc College

Barnstaple, Devon

LHC was commissioned to review and revise existing designs for two new buildings on Petroc’s Barnstaple Campus designed for vocational teaching, a Lifestyle Building with professional kitchens, restaurant, hair and beauty studios; and a high-tech Engineering Building

Amended detailed designs for the new buildings were resubmitted and LHC provided comprehensive technical drawing packages for both buildings.


Petroc College








3,090 sqm


BREEAM Excellent

LHC’s landscape team also provided a complementary design which enhances neighbour’s privacy, provided a new entrance plaza and set the buildings in an attractive natural context.

The Lifestyle Building was officially opened in October 2016, and now provides highly specified, professional, bespoke accommodation which will substantially improve teaching and learning across vocational curriculum areas of catering, hospitality, tourism, beauty and hairdressing.

Similarly the new Engineering Building focuses on high tech, electronic and clean engineering and links to the existing automotive workshop.


Restaurant in The Lifestyle Centre



Lifestyle Centre Atrium


The Lifestyle Centre