St Wilfrid's School, Crawley

Redevelopment of a Roman Catholic secondary school in Crawley. The new two-storey school building curves around a partially enclosed courtyard and houses classrooms and seminar rooms. This connects to a linear wing housing the sports and dining facilities and a chapel. The chapel opens out to a large landscaped bowl to allow outdoor mass to be taken. The new building incorporates sustainable, low energy design and materials. Extensive work was carried out on the site infrastructure, including drainage, vehicular access and parking areas. Sports pitches were improved and land drainage enhanced. Particular attention was paid to the surrounding natural woodland and hedgerows in order to ensure the new school had a positive ecological impact, including a landscaping philosophy which created new habitats for wildlife, and acting as an educational tool. The school has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Completed 2008.

Client
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Architect
Curl la Tourelle Architects

Value
£20m

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