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Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology

One of the first further education projects delivered under the Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) approach.
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Dudley, United Kingdom


Dudley College


Cullinan Studio

3,700m2 education facility specialising in providing skills in industry sectors with skills shortages such as engineering, construction and digital technologies. The scheme is the third in the UK to be delivered under the IPI contract; a collaborative working contract where all decisions are made on a ‘best for project’ basis.

The IPI approach allowed Cundall’s sustainability team to create a bespoke sustainability framework. This approach used the ‘best of’ BREEAM, WELL, Design for Performance and Passivhaus allowing the college to focus on areas of sustainability where they could achieve the best benefits specific to the building rather than a one size fits all approach.

The integrated project team consists of Dudley College (Client), IPInitiatives (Independent Facilitator), Speller Metcalfe (Primary Constructor), Derry Building Services (MEP Constructor), GCA Consulting (Structural and Civil), Cullinan Studio (Architects) and Fulcro (Digital Coordinators).

Key fact

The IPI approach created an integrated design and delivery team that make project decisions collectively.


Key fact

Collaboration across the supply chain meant the team could look at alternative construction methods and materials offering better value.


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Belinda Morgan

Partner, Building Services

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The IPI approach has allowed the team to challenge traditional design and look at innovative ways to deliver the clients aspirations driving down cost and carbon use.



Integration & Collaborative Working Award

Constructing Excellence Awards West Midlands 2021