Brighton Language College
Brighton
Set in the heart of Brighton, the reconfiguration
of a Grade II Listed office building to form a
language school. Glazed classrooms, feature
colours and a new staircase linking the reception
with a lower ground floor social space provide
a contemporary feel to the building.

Details
Project
Brighton Language College
Location
Brighton
Stages Completed
1-6
Description
The conversion of redundant office building into a Language School, teaching English to overseas students, the existing building was Grade II Listed and situated in central Brighton, opposite Brighton Pavilion. The clients owned the neighbouring building, and the proposed design sought to increase their overall teaching space, connecting the two buildings at each floor.

MortonScarr undertook studies into the utilisation of the client’s existing spaces in order to gain an in depth understanding of their requirements, which in turn would underpin the project’s design brief. The resulting design creates contemporary classroom spaces using internal glazed partitions and feature colours to identify each floor, alongside break out spaces and a new reception area to provide waiting space for students between classes.

A new staircase links the ground and lower ground floors, designed in sprayed black timber with oak treads, and yellow painted recessed handrail detail.

A lower ground floor social space features informal curved seating banquettes to its perimeter, with a multicolour rubber floor.
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