Working Men’s College



Working with environmental engineer’s, Brinson Staniland Partnership, we are developing a strategy for mitigating the effects of over-heating in this Grade II listed college building designed by W.D. Caroe in 1904. Strategies include a new mix-mode ventilation system and window treatments.

The Working Men’s College was associated with the Cooperative Movement and the Christian Socialists, stemming, from the same tradition that led later to the Worker’s Educational Association. The Working Women’s College, founded 10 years later in 1864, finally merged with WMC in 1967. Early supporters of both have included F D Maurice, John Stuart Mill, Tom Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Ford Maddox Brown, Walter de la Mare and Octavia Hill.

Those drawings are superb. Brought a little tear to my eye!
James Staniland – brinson / staniland / partnership