Chichester College is a large further education college spread over two sites - Chichester city centre campus and Brinsbury, the rural campus. We developed the masterplan for the redevelopment of both.
An educational vision was established through an intense period of brief development with governors, staff and students. From this basis we developed a sustainable masterplan with on site renewables, providing a mix of new build and refurbished accommodation.
At Brinsbury we have drawn on our experience of building in rural environments, to develop a family of buildings using glass, timber and metal. These are inspired by the vernacular agricultural forms of green houses and barns and the grouping of them as farmsteads. The resulting development is a sensitive interpretation of contemporary rural accommodation.