In order to consolidate dating sixth form facilities spreading across three high schools in the Lowestoft area, Suffolk County Council commissioned a brand new state-of-the-art sixth form college to accommodate 950 pupils.
The resulting four storey building – Lowestoft Sixth Form College – is an example of what can be achieved through intelligent, informed design and collaborative working.
Our design allows the college to meet the evolving needs of teachers and students alike. Fully configurable teaching facilities, learning pods suspended from a central atrium and a network of informal areas offer the flexibility needed in modern education – at Lowestoft Sixth Form College, any space can be a learning space.
The college also sets new standards in sustainability, thanks to a ‘whole building’ design approach which minimises energy usage by taking into account orientation, shape, fabric, external shading and thermal mass.
We also designed a £1.5m sports facility which is used by Lowestoft Sixth Form College and a local football club. The Barnards Centre Point provides modern teaching and changing facilities alongside ‘3G’ all weather pitches and grass pitches.