McLaren Construction has been awarded the design and construction of the new Sports and Science Facility for Brighton College
Designed by award-winning Dutch architect OMA, the project will comprise of the demolition of existing buildings within the site boundary and the construction of a new Sports and Science Building over four floors. The new building will include a swimming pool in the basement along with underground parking for the college fleet of minibuses. The ground floor has a cafe, sports viewing area, gymnasium and sports hall as well as an indoor sprint running track. Upper floors will hold laboratories for all core sciences, such as Chemistry, Physics and Biology, and the rooftop amenity space will feature a running track.
McLaren continue their strong relationship with Brighton College, as this is the third major project that has been awarded to the contractor in the last five years.
Peter Jackson, Group Contracts Director commented: ‘’We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this project which continues our fantastic working relationship with Brighton College. Construction will commence following the successful completion of the current Academic Building in August 2017 and we look forward to working alongside the Architects OMA and the College to deliver the new Sports and Science Building.’’
The project is designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Construction will start in July this year and will be completed by end of 2019.