Our School Building has won an award!
Over 25 of the region’s most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at the RICS Awards, East of England where Chapel Green SEN School in Norfolk was named “Project of the Year”.
The prestigious annual contest – sponsored by Sika Building Trust – celebrates the region's most inspirational initiatives in the land, property and construction sectors that are having a significant positive impact on the communities they serve.
The highly acclaimed Project of the Year accolade is presented to the scheme which demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and significant benefit to their local area and wider economy.
The project team behind this year's winner Chapel Green SEN School – including NPS Property Consultants Ltd, Norfolk County Council Children's Services and Morgan Sindall - have built a new purpose built SEND school for physically disabled and complex needs pupils in Attleborough, Norfolk. The school can accommodate 110 pupils from Reception to 6th Form age range and includes an innovative environmental and building technologies solution which combines passive ventilation, thermal mass and natural daylighting to provide exemplar teaching and learning spaces. The school also includes innovation in the accommodation, layout and uses of space, to provide an efficiently designed SEND school.
Chapel Green SEN School also won the Design through Innovation award.
Chair of the judging panel for the RICS Awards, East of England, Jonathan Nelson of Richard Utting Associates adds:
"It's been said that 'Buildings Learn', developing and adapting as society evolves. At Chapel Green SEN School this could not be truer. From applying first principles, good practice and actively putting the students at the forefront of design, the outcome is an inspiring and immersive development. As the students develop and learn, so does the building, by offering staged and progressive learning surroundings. The building effortlessly links inside with out and cleverly connects familiarity and the less familiar in a sympathetic way."
East of England category winners
Find out more about the winners at the RICS Awards, East of England
Who took home the prizes?
The winners of the seven regional RICS Awards are as follows:
- Building Conservation:Horsey Windpump (Norfolk)
- Commercial:Essendonbury Farm (Hertfordshire)
- Community Benefit:Extension & Redevelopment of Grade II Listed Wells Maltings (Norfolk)
- Design through Innovation:Chapel Green SEN School (Norfolk)
- Infrastructure:Hillington Square Estate (Norfolk)
- Regeneration:Goldsmith Street (Norfolk)
- Tourism & Leisure:Hyde Hall (Rettendon)