Bognor Regis Community College has been totally rebuilt as a 14,200 sqm four-storey school, catering for up to 1,800 students with a Sixth Form. The £37million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project is the only school being constructed in West Sussex under the Future One Pathfinder Scheme.
The new sports college replaces two existing schools and places a strong emphasis on the use of ICT.
The building design features include welcoming entrances, two spectacular, large atria, the use of natural light, creation of ‘social spaces’ and pleasing aesthetic environments.
The design uses natural light and air, with high standards of insulation, to minimise energy use.
For the exteriors of the new school buildings, Metsec lightweight steel framing was used.
Internally, the drylining and suspended ceilings across all four storeys of both buildings were completed in British Gypsum materials.
Acoustic absorber panels were installed to the classroom walls and acoustic rafts to all teaching and lecture areas. We worked closely with the main contractor, Willmott Dixon, on the design and specification of the acoustic panels drawing on their detailed experience gained on other education projects.