The architects have successfully integrated new staff rooms in an elegantly proportioned but uncompromisingly modern three level building between Grade I and Grade II listed buildings. The somewhat enclosed external spaces have been opened up by deftly repositioning an archway entrance and using the site’s changes in level to form a very popular outdoor performance space. The connection between new and old is made with delicate strip of glazing. There is a commendable ‘rightness’ about the building in its setting.
Winner of RIBA Regional Client of the Year Award