Prestigious education projects shortlisted in the West Midlands RIBA Awards 2020

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09/06/20

Prestigious education projects shortlisted in the West Midlands RIBA Awards 2020

Speller Metcalfe is excited to announce that two recent education projects have been shortlisted in the prestigious West Midlands RIBA Regional Awards 2020.

King’s High School for Warwick Independent Schools Foundation and the new dayhouses at Rugby School – both built by Speller Metcalfe – are amongst the 11 projects shortlisted within the West Midlands region.

The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Awards recognise the very best architectural achievements across the built environment, with projects winning at the Regional Awards moving forward to the highly-coveted RIBA National Awards for architectural excellence later in the year.

King’s High School is part of the Project One Campus masterplan for Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, designed by Nicholas Hare Architects. The project has seen the relocation of the girls’ high school in the town centre to join the foundation’s other schools at the School’s main campus on the outskirts of town and has involved construction of a new high school, sixth form and music building, as well as a wrap-around extension to form a new sports and technology building.

Rugby School’s new dayhouses are a striking addition to the famous school’s estate featuring a striking triple-gabled frontage designed by the project’s architects TSH. The new dayhouses sit within a central, open courtyard, and provide study rooms for 59 pupils, new common rooms and kitchenettes and two 150-seater dining halls for use of the girls’ and boys’ boarding houses.

Based in Malvern in Worcestershire, Speller Metcalfe is a leading regional contractor across the Midlands and South West with a long history of delivering award-winning construction projects across all sectors and industries, including many high-quality and innovative education schemes.

Speller Metcalfe Regional Director, Mark Hudgeon, said: “We are delighted to see two of our recent private education projects shortlisted in the upcoming RIBA Awards.

“Both projects represent the very highest quality in educational facilities and these nominations are testament to not only the stunning architectural appeal and quality construction of these buildings, but also to the hard work, effort and collaboration involved from everyone on both projects’ teams – a fantastic achievement for all.”

Judging of this year’s RIBA Awards has been temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak but is expected to resume shortly and for regional winners to be announced later this year.

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