Oaklands College has received planning permission from St Albans District Council for a £100m college designed by Bond Bryan Architects.

The college is amalgamating its current separate sites in Borehamwood, St Albans city campus and Welwyn Garden City into a central campus at St Albans Smallford.

Bond Bryan has designed a central hub of 300,000 sq ft scheme.

Matt Hutton, project architect, said: 'The college’s existing buildings cannot be adapted to provide an appropriate 21st Century learning environment, so the new college will become a central campus for all students.

'The central hub will feature a large social space and a learning zone, whilst the three distinct wings coming off the hub will focus on different areas of the curriculum.'

The new college will also have a small and large animal care unit. The project starts on-site in January 2009 and will be finished for students to arrive in early 2011.