Worth School, Turners Hill, Crawley New Sixth Form Centre
Client: Worth School
Contract Value: £4.3m
Duration: 46 weeks
Procurement: Competitive Tender
Completion: August 2021
Contract: JCT Standard Building Contract With Quantities (2016)
The new sixth form centre at Worth School will provide first class support, learning and social facilities and will enable the expansion of the sixth form from 200 to 300 pupils. The two-storey, linear, building will incorporate 6 new classrooms, 5 smaller seminar rooms, 4 staff offices, a social space, a large specialised study space, ancillary storage, and WCs. The building also includes a new library and a multi-purpose hall for use by the whole school.
The building will feature a cross-laminated timber frame with the ribbed structure to the upper floor ceilings exposed, and has been engineered to be as near carbon zero as possible. Full height windows and skylights take fullest advantage of natural light, and natural ventilation is featured throughout the building.
Materials have been chosen to complement those in the existing buildings and the final building will provide a much-needed link between the two current main areas of the school. Landscaping and paths will further link the new and the existing buildings, giving a much more cohesive feel to the campus.
CGI by Tim Ronalds Architects
Architect: Tim Ronalds
Engineer: Price & Myers
Client Agent: Synergy LLP