Together with University of Brighton, EFG have developed a dynamic learning environment with the overall design being deliberately simple with the emphasis on creating a building that is ‘open for business’, welcoming and able to showcase the activities taking place inside.
Elm House Business School is a new build with sustainability at the heart of the new building which utilises passive heating and cooling as well as natural ventilation, so sustainability was a key criteria during product specification.
Architects took their inspiration from the famous ‘murmuration’ of flocks of starlings that gather across the Brighton seafront. Features include a triple-storey atrium providing a social and public performance and exhibition space and café as well as range of flexible teaching, workplace, and collaborative spaces.
" Working with the project team at EFG was a pleasure, especially during the busy lead up to the summer and our main window for all works at the University. The team were nothing but patient and efficient when asking for drawings, document sign offs, and waiting for product finishes; even when supply chains for FF&E were subject to delays due to the pandemic. Subsequently this has been navigated with relative ease due to the care and due diligence of not only the project leads, but the in house designers and installers too. Over all I have been very impressed with each aspect, including the quality of the final products and would be happy to work with EFG again in the future. "
Carly West, Learning Spaces Development Manager University of Brighton