Moorlands College has operated at the Sopley site since 1970 and the majority of the buildings in present day use were built in the 1970’s and 1980‘s.
Until this project, chapel services, lectures and dining took place in a single shared hall which was one of the oldest buildings on site and in a very poor condition.
The college appointed DUA Architecture to take a fresh look at how the campus as a whole could be overhauled. Top of the clients brief was to separate the shared uses of chapel services, lectures and dining from the existing hall.
The replacement building equips the college with a new cafe servery and social centre. Mixed seating and multimedia facilities are provided to allow use throughout the day for refreshment, entertainment, informal discussion, relaxation, tutorials and group work.
For the first time, both staff and students have a dedicated space in which to meet, socialise, relax, work and eat. In this way, a more communal atmosphere is nurtured within the College now and friendships forged for years to come.