Beauchamp College Learning Centre
Widely regarded as Leicestershire’s flagship comprehensive, The Beauchamp College is a co-educational Leading Edge Upper School. It has a diverse mix of student culture with over 2000 students between the ages of 14 and 19, with over 1000 students in the sixth form, making it the largest in the country. The school enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the UK and abroad.
GSSArchitecture have been working with The Beauchamp College for a number of years, helping them to achieve plans to extend college facilities. GSS were appointed as Architects to provide outstanding new facilities for a range of vocational subjects for sixth form students. The main building, a former sports hall, has been totally refurbished with new services and internal walls, new glazing on the south side and a new roof.
The reception has a double height space and a cyber café with information points and ICT stations. The ground floor includes hair and beauty salons, a travel centre, offices and toilet facilities. On the first floor is a large open plan ICT space, media editing facilities, classrooms, further offices and toilet facilities. A two-storey linked cedar-clad extension is home to a dance studio and performing arts space.