Breaking ground on Coffey Architects’ Digi-Tech Factory


The Construction Index has covered the start on site of our Digi-Tech Factory for City College Norwich. This teaching and learning space is designed to feel more like a professional environment than a classroom, positioning digital technologies as a contemporary industry in East England and Norwich City College as a leader in the field. The building includes a three-storeys with a sawtooth roofline, wrapped in a perforated screen façade to create a lucent learning environment.

Original text from The Construction Index can be found here.

Main contractor RG Carter has broken ground on the construction of City College Norwich’s new £9.1m Digi-Tech Factory.

The four-story building, designed by Coffey Architects, features a sawtooth roof line, a façade wrapped in a bespoke perforated mesh and a large canopy entrance space.

Built on City College Norwich’s Ipswich Road campus, it will bring together the college’s digital skills courses into a single, purpose-built space, allowing for expansion of student numbers.


Image via The Construction Index: RG Carter director James Carter and principal Corrienne Peasgood break ground

Modern Mews on Dezeen


Our 2016 project, Modern Mews, has been highlighted on Dezeen’s feature Ten mews houses that take advantage of London’s backstreetsSelected as one of ‘the city’s most interesting modern mews houses’, Modern Mews was previously shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year. It won an RIBA London award and a New London Award. See the whole list here.

Modern Mews by Coffey Architects, Paddington

To make the most of space and light, Coffey Architects employed techniques that are commonly used in Japanese houses and tea rooms when designing this three-metre-wide mews house.

“The home is conceived as a life-sized piece of joinery,” said studio founder Phil Coffey. “A Japanese treasure chest for living that sits between the white-painted brick finish walls of the adjacent mews neighbours.”