RIBA Yorkshire Award
The complexity of the project for both client and architect and the fact that this is a large dual-faith 'all-through' school that blurs boundaries between primary and secondary, brought challenges that the building meets extremely well. Although the school demanded conventional cellular classrooms off corridors, the pinwheel design response has meant all the rooms are spacious and light with expansive views across the landscape.
The architect has worked with the contractor’s pre-cast concrete panel system and seamlessly made the servicing and structure a part of the architecture. Detailing of the concrete panels, animated by the natural ventilation and solar shades, is consummately resolved.
Overall the building has a feeling of solidity and permanence rarely achieved within the doomed BSF programme.