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West Durrington Construction Trades Centre

ECE’s design for the new Construction Trades Centre (CTC) at Northbrook College West Durrington Campus represents a significant advancement in Chichester College Group’s sustainable estate strategy for Worthing. This project will greatly benefit the college by relocating the curriculum from the Broadwater Campus.

In collaboration with ECE Planning, we have utilised our understanding of both campuses to create an optimal layout that prioritises student access and makes best use of this brownfield site. Working on a live campus makes it crucial to minimise construction disruption, in this case ensuring that the on-campus theatre and other facilities remain fully operational.

Worthing Northbrook College architecture overview

The new CTC will revitalise the campus entrance, replacing an outdated temporary building with a state-of-the-art facility. This transformation not only enhances the visual appeal of the campus but provides a more welcoming and inspiring environment for students and the community.

The design features large specialist workshops for brickwork, carpentry, and joinery courses, along with flexible classrooms that support a variety of learning activities. These improvements will enable students to gain hands-on experience in a contemporary setting, better preparing them for careers in the construction trades. The two-storey building, equipped with a photovoltaic (PV) array on the flat roof, underscores the college’s commitment to sustainability and renewable energy education.

The project also includes extensive landscaping improvements, which will create a more inviting and functional campus environment. These enhancements will benefit all students and visitors, supporting the Chichester College Group’s commitment to sustainability and student well-being. This upgraded landscape will foster a sense of community, providing a space where students can relax, collaborate, and thrive.