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Shoreham Academy, West Sussex

Completion Date 2012

Contract Value £30m

Client West Sussex County Council/United Learning Trust

The Shoreham Academy is located in a residential area close to a busy main road. The ethos of the ‘extended school’ has been embraced in the design, and has proved central to the layout of the new Academy. The spaces to be used by the community are located at the front of the building with the teaching wings, which contain the individual schools, located around a three storey central atrium. The envelope of the building has been designed to provide resistance to solar heat gain with as many naturally-ventilated teaching spaces as possible whilst taking into account acoustic issues associated with the close proximity of a busy main road. The mass of the building is a mix of two and three storeys, ensuring that the local two storey residential dwellings are not overwhelmed by the new Academy.