Terrapin’s off-site building technology has been used to construct a children and family centre at Bishop Tufnell school in West Sussex

Designed by Felce & Guy, the 180m2 facility uses the company’s factory-fabricated Unitrex system. It took 48 days to complete on site, which minimised disruption to the existing school.

The single-storey, flat-roof building has a central covered courtyard with folding doors. The facade combines full-height Douglas fir vertical cladding with rendered sections around the circular feature windows. All windows are fabricated from low-maintenance aluminium profile in a dark green finish.

The centre’s internal specification provides flexible accommodation for a range of community services and includes a reception, office, meeting room, play areas, kitchen, storage and toilet facilities.

The interior design also has curved internal walls and a suspended ceiling with recessed lighting, which is supplied as standard with all of the company’s Unitrex buildings. The building has an energy performance certificate rating of B.