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.
Specifier 13 November 2009
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