Education First Brighton


  • Address: 1-2 Sussex Square, Brighton BN2 1FJ
    Client: Education First

    1-2 Sussex Square is a Grade I Listed Regency Town House, overlooking the sea, in the historic Kemp Town Estate in Brighton. Occupied by The Education First Language School, BuckleyGrayYeoman were asked to carry out an extensive interior refurbishment, to modernize the building for it’s current use, while still respecting the important historic fabric of the building. The main objectives of the project were to open up and reconfigure neglected spaces to improve the use of space and flow of traffic through the building. The major moves included opening up the secluded reception area to the entrance lobby, to welcome students on arrival. Costing £1.8m and carried out over only 23 weeks, works were complete and the school reopened its doors for business in June 2015.

    Short listed: Architect of the Year Awards 2016 | Interiors, RICS Awards 2018 |
    Photo Credits: Dirk Lindner