At the centre of West Dean College’s 'Vision 2027' is a £25million masterplan for investment in campus development and outreach, by FCBStudios, which will cement the College’s position as a unique place of learning with a remarkable story, heritage and reputation for arts and conservation.
The ten-year Vision includes a new library and archive space to support scholarship and research and to safeguard the College's phenomenal archive. Student workshops will be designed to encourage excellence and to meet growth, and an exhibition centre will be situated in the heart of the College's remarkable gardens for the display of iconic works from the College's collection.
Exciting artistic and educational projects to further outreach include the creation of an outdoor classroom for visiting school groups and families, short-stay cabins in the arboretum, and sculptures around the beautiful and extensive grounds.
FCBStudios Managing Partner Geoff Rich commented: "West Dean is an inspiring place which we have grown to know well over the past 10 years or so. As such we were thrilled to be invited to assist the College with this hugely important masterplan. Our proposals seek to conserve and sustain the cherished qualities of a truly unique place, whilst integrating new ideas and solutions to meet its range of future needs."