VW Audi Training Centre


The purpose-built training centre for VW and Audi forms of the EMCAT Campus and provides individual teaching facilities for various car manufacturers within the VW Audi group.

The design responds to the challenging development brief, which only allowed a limited footprint. This generated the distinctive cantilever configuration of the first floor structure. The ground floor contains learning spaces, with the vehicle workshops located on the larger open plan first floor. This floats on slim columns, with the movement of apprentices and staff is visible through the translucent polycarbonate.

The scheme was shortlisted for the RIBA Architecture Awards 2006 and Nottingham Creative Business Awards 2007 and won an RIBA East Midlands Awards 2006.

The building is adjacent to an equivalent facility for Renault, also designed by MCa.