Rye College Studio School
Working with Kier Construction as a specialist supply chain partner, Premier Modular Limited delivered a new 2-storey teaching facility with a separate single-storey drama studio
The aim of the project was to create the first studio school in Sussex and Kent, providing exciting opportunities for the young people of Rye and the wider community. Therefore the 2-storey teaching block and drama studio needed a very modern and unique feel. This was created with silver cladding, large windows and a central mono pitched roof. The light airy feel also gave a great space for the visual arts students to work in and provided a brilliant exhibition space.
Downstairs houses the reception, offices, cyber café, shop, business hub, teaching rooms, flexible teaching spaces plus changing and make up rooms for performers.
The upper floor consists of studio space for music, art, textiles and photography and a cross arts concourse that is designed to be used for performances, catwalks and exhibitions.
The 11-week programme was extremely tight, with the building required for the start of the September term but Premier successfully delivered on their promise. The position of the building also meant the majority of the work needed to be completed during the summer holidays to minimise disruption to the school and ensure the safety of pupils and teachers