Completion of Garth Hill College sixth form centre

Western Building Systems have recently completed a £6.75 million state of the art sixth form centre at Garth Hill College, Bracknell, Berkshire. The new building currently caters for 250 students and has the capacity to cater for as many as 350 learners.

Garth Hill College

The sixth form centre is designed to meet the learning needs of students in the 21st century and offers stunning new facilities for the 16-18 year olds. The fabulous new building provides students with new seminar rooms, ICT suites, science laboratories, art studios and technology and design rooms.

Commissioned by Bracknell Forest Council,  to carry out the design and build, Western completed the Garth Hill College project in a seven month window, ready for students starting at the school in September past.

Commenting on the successful completion of the project Western Building System’s Managing Director, Martin McCloskey said: “This was a challenging project for Western, the company using a hybrid modular and steel frame building to create the unique design. It’s fantastic to see the finished job looking so well and it’s a testament to the hard work, both of our team in Coalisland, and of those on-site in Bracknell.”

Among the more notable features of the building are the large atrium space and walkways and bridges and a range of external claddings including curtain walling, glazed brick and rain screen cladding.

Speaking at the opening of the new centre, Keith Grainger, principal of Garth Hill College expressed his delight at seeing his students move into the new building: “It has been wonderful to welcome students into the new building and to see them settling in. This is an exciting new chapter for them and our staff.”

The view overlooking the atrium at the Garth Hill College six form centre