School of Architecture makes 2023 RIBA Award Shortlist
The University of Wolverhampton’s School of Architecture and Built Environment has been shortlisted for this year’s West Midlands Regional Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards.
The shortlisted projects were assessed ahead of the winning projects being announced later this spring. Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in the summer.
The School of Architecture and Built Environment is one of nine buildings shortlisted for this year’s Regional Awards and has already been the recipient of numerous accolades since its completion. It was awarded the Conservation & Rejuvenation award at the Constructing Excellence Awards and the Pagabo framework provider named the project as its ‘best project above £15m’.
The £45 million project, located on the site of a Grade II listed former brewery at the University’s flagship £120 million brownfield regeneration site, Springfield Campus, also sat amongst an international field of finalists in the highly coveted Architects Journal Awards in the Building of the Year category.
The new School is having a significant impact on the University community, providing a live case-study for the school’s students, demonstrating best practice in bringing together contemporary and historic architecture. It will also act as a catalyst for economic and social regeneration in not just the immediate area but the city as a whole.
The new School of Architecture and Built Environment offers specialist teaching and social learning spaces, design studios, specialist labs, multi-disciplinary workshops, lecture theatre, cafe, offices, meeting rooms, ICT rooms and a top floor super studio with double height ceilings.
The School offers a variety of courses that support skills in architecture, construction, civil engineering, building control, building services, facilities management, quantity surveying, planning, construction management, housing and commercial.
Home to the Thomas Telford University Technical College (UTC), the University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment, and the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, the regeneration of the former Springfield Brewery is central to the University’s vision of enhancing the student experience and supporting business growth. It is also home to the University’s new National Brownfield Research Institute for which the University recently secured £14.9 million funding from the BCLEP through the government’s Get Building Fund.
You can see all the shortlisted projects HERE
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