Penoyre & Prasad were selected as winners of the competition.
Facing onto a public square, the four-storey building has a timeless glass and stone façade. Each floor cantilevers slightly over the level below, creating a gentle overhang that shelters and shades the south and west facades.
Designed for sustainability and comfort, the building has a high thermal mass, controlled daylighting, a sophisticated mix-mode ventilation system and a biomass boiler, which have all contributed to the achievement of a BREEAM rating of Very Good.
- 2010 RIBA Awards
- 2009 West Sussex Design and Sustainability Awards 'Overall Winner'