Kings Brighton

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In June ’17 a brand new building next to The Level in Brighton was completed for regular client – Kings Colleges.

The large building on Ditchling Road has been quite a undertaking. Chloe was part of the team brought together by the client and developer: Zise. The team has been working on this project over two and a half years, working closely with the client: Kings Education and wider team on the design, specification, implementation and installation: Sean Garrick, RHP Partnership, RLF, Delta Green and main contractor the Buckingham Group. It’s been fascinating to have collaborated on and a challenging but interesting site to develop.

The brand new building sits on the site of the former much loved Buxton’s furniture store which had lain dormant since the business relocated in 2004. The building is 5 storeys and comprises of a cafeteria, reception, two courtyards, offices, resource centre, 17 classrooms, student and staff accommodation (62 bedrooms) and student common rooms.

The reception area with optimised exposed ceilings and suspended lighting has a mural commissioned by Kings Colleges by of-the-moment artists Art+Believe, a large reception desk by Grain Furniture and pallet wood clad walls by The Honest Scott and the cherry on the cake – a hot pink 1960s Lambretta – marking Brighton’s love for scooter rallies. Level Skateboards collected old skateboard decks and the school had them made into quirky stools.

The potentially dark basement cafeteria is light and bright with high exposed ceilings.

The whole building is full of Kings-signature bright colours – on walls, furniture, decorative graphics and signage.

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KingsBrighton(0) exterior
KingsBrighton(5) floor graphics
KingsBrighton(6) receptionist
KingsBrighton(10) reception long bench
KingsBrighton(11) panelling detail
Kings Brighton Lambretta
KingsBrighton(15) courtyard graphics
KingsBrighton(21) reception door
KingsBrighton(24) corridor
KingsBrighton(25) classroom door detail
KingsBrighton(26) classroom
KingsBrighton(14) cafeteria main
KingsBrighton(17) cafeteria
KingsBrighton(20) courtyard graphics
KingsBrighton(29) student bedroom
KingsBrighton(30) student lounge
KingsBrighton(34) interior door

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