Following a great deal of planning, consultation and a multiphase development project, Eastbourne College is celebrating the completion of its ambitious Project 150, which saw a carefully considered transformation of a large part of the college’s central site.

Well over an acre of land was transformed seeing the creation of a new sports complex, dining and social facilities, 32 state-of-the-art classrooms, new reception areas, and enhanced circulation zones.

Designed by Miller Bourne Architects, the £33 million development marks a pivotal moment in the college’s 150-year-history and offers a 21st century experience providing pupils with a healthy balance between schoolwork, cultural engagement, sport and socialising within the outstanding new facilities.

The reception area features modern grey tiles from the Basalt range

Completing the most recent phase of the project, the Winn Building welcomes visitors with an impressive double height reception area, fronted with a floor to ceiling glazed curtain wall.

Working with Solus, the architects selected practical and lightly speckled tiles from the Basalt range, which offers the authentic quality of basalt in the guise of porcelain.

Highly sophisticated and contemporary, the tiles help to create a modern ambience that elevates the school reception to a scheme that would not look out of place in a trendy commercial office.

A highly sophisticated scheme that artfully blends traditional original features with striking, modern design

In another part of the building, which features modern elements and traditional features from the existing college campus, Solus supplied tiles from the Terraform range, a beautiful collection of limestone-look tiles.

A successful and innovative redevelopment, the new facilities at Eastbourne College will no doubt play a huge part in the future success of the many pupils that attend the campus.

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