ADA – National college for digital skills

Pimlico, London

  • Education
  • On Time Delivery
  • Constrained
  • Design & Planning
  • FF&E
  • Framework Compliant

5,500 sqms


Wates, LSI, Mott Macdonald

FF&E design & consultancy, full legacy asset management & decant, supply & installation of additional loose & fixed items.

Chalk were commissioned by Wates Smart Space to design and fit out the former Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC building to create a state-of-the-art home for Ada, The National College for Digital Skills.

Named after Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, the College works to educate and empower the next generation of digital talent with a particular focus on women and individuals from low-income backgrounds. The new facilities in Pimlico will support 400 sixth form pupils a year alongside a further 240 industry placement students.

Designed to be vibrant and inclusive, Ada’s new education facilities are laid out over five floors and include a café, sports hall, games room, and a roof terrace which provides views over the London skyline and toward the iconic Battersea Power Station. What were previously engineering workshops have been converted into IT suites for the college’s core computing curriculum, and lecture theatres have replaced traditional classrooms.

25,000 tonnes carbon saved.