Flexible teaching building at the centre of the University of Sussex campus
Positioned at a right angle to James Spence's Boiler House, the teaching building creates a new quadrangle at the heart of the university grounds.
The three-storey building matches the scale and form of the surrounding campus, and is created from locally sourced materials - brick, concrete, white paint and stained glass.
On the ground floor the building contains flexible learning and social space and two 150-seat, elliptical stepped floor lecture theatres, each enclosed by two interlocking C-shaped brick forms.
The upper levels house flexible learning accommodation that allows for a range of group sizes of between 20 and 50 people.
- Begun: Jan 2009
- Completed: May 2010
- Floor area: 6,640m2
- Sector: Education
- Total cost: £6.5M
- Procurement: GC Works with Design
- Address: University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9RJ, United Kingdom
- Architect: ADP
- Client: University of Sussex
- Structural engineer: Gyoury Self Partnership
- Services engineer: Slender Winter Partnership
- Quantity surveyor: BLB Surveyors Limited
- CDM coordinator: Curry and Brown
- Main contractor: Morgan Sindall
- Landscape architect: Land Use Consultants
- Project manager: Northcroft