Expansion Works Underway for Digital Pioneering College

Works are underway for the expansion of Ada National College for Digital Skills, which once complete will see the College move to their new campus in London Victoria.

Named after Ada Lovelace, a 19th century 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.

Working in collaboration with Wates and the Department for Education, the project sees the internal refurbishment and upgrade of 1 Sutherland Street, Pimlico. The space was previously used by the Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC, which was developed by LSI Architects back in 2017.


Designed to be vibrant and inclusive, Ada’s new education facilities will be spread over five floors and include a cafe, sports hall, games room, and a roof terrace providing aspirational views over London. The previous engineering workshops are to be converted into IT suites for the college’s core computing qualifications, and lecture theatres will replace traditional classrooms.

The move to the refurbished building will enable Ada College to continue to grow in the coming years, expand their offering, and provide new apprenticeship opportunities to students. The new facilities are expected to open with the September 2023 term.