The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham

The College of Richard Collyer was founded in 1532 during the reign of King Henry VIII and is now the top state provider of A-Level education in West Sussex. Located in the centre of Horsham, the college hosts more than 2,000 students.

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The team chosen for the estimated £2 million contract will win planning for an existing masterplan for the co-educational sixth form college and carry out RIBA Stages 1-to-7 for four major upgrade projects on the campus.

Round one bids will be evaluated 70 per cent on project experience and 30 per cent on experience of collaboration within the proposed team. Round two bids will be evaluated 70 per cent on quality and 30 per cent on price.

The four schemes will improve access and parking on the site; create a new eight-court sports hall and fitness centre for the college and wider community; deliver a new floodlit artificial grass pitch for football and rugby; and create a new three-storey technology block featuring 15 classrooms, a conference suite and a 400-seat auditorium.

Chichester-based HNW Architects drew up a masterplan for the school campus’ regeneration in 2022. According to the brief, the latest masterplan builds on the college’s ‘desire for the estate to bring a sense of belonging, ownership and pride to those who use it, be that students, staff, or the wider community.’