Cheadle Hulme School Sixth Form Centre – Projects

Cheadle Hulme School Sixth Form Centre

Client: Cheadle Hulme School
Sector: Education
Value: £1.2 million
Location: Cheadle Hulme
Status: Complete
Internal Team: Catherine Mulley
Lai Yick

This new sixth form centre provides senior students with an inspirational and spacious learning environment, while simultaneously preparing them for the world of work, with facilities they might expect to find in a professional workplace.

The ground floor of the new two-storey centre features an informal cafe and a sizeable common room, which is versatile enough to serve as a hospitality and event space for the main High School. A covered outdoor area offers additional space for studying or socialising in the warmer months.

With a new lift installed, the entire sixth form centre is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The upper floor features a large, independent learning area, two separate spaces for group working, a silent study area and a meeting room that can be booked in advance.

By designing a building with its own clear identity, sitting comfortably next to Listed Buildings on the wider campus, the new modern space enables successful work and social spaces and creates a place the students can call their own.

For the first time in the school’s 163-year history, our Sixth Form students have their own dedicated space, tailored to the needs of our senior learners and designed with their future work experiences in mind. Students can study independently or collaborate with others in the various spaces upstairs, whilst enjoying the comforts of a cafe and social space downstairs.

Nick Axon - Cheadle Hulme School