Planning gained for Staffordshire Project
Our growing reputation gained in the north west extra care housing field with schemes such as the...
Pozzoni 79th in Aj100 list
Pozzoni are delighted to have been placed 79th in this years AJ100 listing up from position 88 last...
Brookside Extracare development Ormskirk handed over
Arena Housing Association has just taken possession of its new, highly anticipated purpose built...
Pozzoni take stage at GM Chamber seminar on BIM
IT Director Mark Stodgell and BIM Manager James Savage are taking to the stage at...
Housing with Care apartments handed over
MHA Care Group has taken possession of a new, purpose built 33 apartment housing with care scheme,...
Going the Extra Mile
Vanessa Wall (pictured on the left) is in training to ensure that she is in tip top condition to...
Shortlisted for NW Regional Construction Awards 2012
We have been shortlisted in the NW Regional Construction Awards 2012 for our new sixth form...
We've been shortlisted for RIBA Award 2012 in the North West
Our work on the new sixth form building for Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College in Altrincham,...
Farnham Leisure Centre Feature
Farnham Leisure Centre has featured in the newly rebranded Leisure Design and Build (formerly...
Pozzoni LLP Architects launch BIM R&D project at EcoBuild
Pozzoni LLP Architects, with offices in Altrincham and London have been using REVIT since 2005....
New Sixth Form pushes design boundaries
18 October 2011
A new build £5m 300 place Sixth form facility at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, Altrincham has just completed with the first set of students excitedly using the new facility.
The commission was won through an architectural design competition process, and the building is based on the school's objective to create an inspiring learning environment for Sixth Form students, and to provide a facility that compliments the overall school campus facilities. Working closely with the school and its stakeholders a comprehensive brief was arrived at, in line with BB98 design guidance.
The plan form of the building responds directly to the activities that take place within. A regular solid form houses the main learning spaces, in contrast to the organic glazed free form element that houses the social break out spaces and the more informal learning spaces. Externally, a copper 'skin' provides protection to the internal spaces and acts as a visual screen between the new building and the Astroturf sport pitches.
The building achieves BREEAM Very Good, with the incorporation of natural ventilation, high levels of daylighting and a range of low-energy techniques.
Chair of Governors John Mulholland says of the new building “The end product is one we can all be both proud of and thankful for. My own view is that the building is so striking and aesthetically pleasing - as well as being very user friendly - that it deserves to be nominated for an appropriate design award.”
Headmaster Mr Cornally states “The concept and design has set the Sixth Form apart from other schools and colleges because of its modern design and stunning appearance. The building and its resources have proclaimed our school as a place with a confident future and a belief we can provide a world class Sixth Form education for our students.”
Photographs courtesy of White Space Consultants
Contact us on email@example.com or call 0161 928 7848