Rye College Studio School
Rye College required a new school building to expand their provision into arts-based vocational education for young people. As the school was the first studio school in Sussex and Kent, the brief was to provide a modern, unique and inspiring space for students. The building needed to be adaptable for various artistic disciplines including fashion, theatre and art and it was required to be ready for the September term.
Working with Kier Construction, Premier Modular were able to deliver a new two-storey teaching facility with a separate single-storey drama studio. The ground floor provided a multifunctional hub for teaching, studying and relaxation plus changing and make up rooms for performers. The upper floor provided a broader studio space with a crossarts concourse designed for multiple uses. The space was open plan with high ceilings.
Premier worked throughout the summer holidays with the building being manufactured in the factory whilst the groundworks were completed at the same time. This reduced the time on site and disruption to students, staff, and neighbours.
- Timeframe – with the building required for the beginning of the new school year, speed and efficiency were key to the success of the project
- To create an inspiring and adaptable learning environment for students to learn.
Rye College Studio School is a large, open-plan and multifunctional place to learn. The light, spacious and modern building was created using silver cladding, large windows and a central mono pitched roof, allowing students space for fashion shows, theatre productions and art exhibitions.