Sophisticated and modern space for learning at Culford School

Seamans Building was commissioned to construct a new, hi-tech Learning Resource Centre at Culford School in Suffolk.

The modern building, which sits in 480 acres of parkland, offers students a perfect space for learning.

Dynamic, cost-effective and sustainable, the building was designed with students in mind, giving them the ideal area for their studies.

The building has become a focal point in the school’s grounds, perfectly complementing the school’s historic buildings.

Image of Culford School learning resource centre at dusk

Work on the centre began in September 2014 following a competition to find the most suitable design, with Seamans winning the role as contractor.

The stunning building features a Glulam Portal frame with a curved wall, supporting a mezzanine floor area, with a slate roof and cedar walls.

It features a sophisticated Electrical and Mechanical system which allows controlled fresh air into the building.

This is complimented by the building’s heat recovery unit, with warm air circulated around the building and extracted by vents.

The centre also includes high-quality insulation and controlled use of heat gain through glazed areas, assisting the building’s temperature control.

In addition, careful consideration has gone into acoustics in the building, with measures taken to prevent sound reverberation.

Seamans worked closely with the client to ensure the project reflected their values, while maintaining the essential features that make it such a complimentary feature in the school’s grounds.

Duncan Haydon, Managing Director at Seamans, said: “This has been a fantastic project to work on and we are very proud of all that has been achieved.

“The Learning Resource Centre provides a superb, modern learning space for Culford School students today and well into the future.”

Work to complete the centre finished in August 2015.

Culford School - pupils working in the upper level of the learning resource centre.

Seamans Building also constructed Culford School’s new Patterson Centre for Creative Technology and the refurbishment of the school’s art rooms.