Barrow Hall Sixth Form College, Warrington

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We were appointed by Warrington Borough Council to design a 400 place, 2760m² mainly three storey building is a new centre to replace the existing over crowded facilities. The new multi-functional building incorporates a variety of teaching facilities, including a multi format Learning Resource Centre, Café and Refectory facilities, a Performance Lecture Theatre and Drama Space, Media Suites, Art Studio and general and specialist teaching classrooms spread across the three main floors.

A central fully glazed Atrium vertical circulation space connects all levels and provides an additional Social Area at ground level which opens out onto the new external entrance plaza. With the large expanses of solar controlled glazing the building is naturally lit and various sustainability and energy saving measures are incorporated in the design to assist in achieving a BREEAM Very Good rating.