Two education projects completed by Lakehouse Construction are in the running for construction awards.

The recently completed two-form entry school, Silverstone Primary in Towchester, Northamptonshire, has been nominated in the Architect of the Year category in the Offsite Construction Awards.

The new building replaces the old Primary School which has been moved to a new site at the edge of Silverstone village. The plan is arranged with a central spine containing the Hall, Library, admin and community spaces, from which two teaching wings (relating to different age groups) spread into the landscape, creating sheltered external areas.

The building has been constructed from off-site fabricated SIPS panels to minimize on-going energy costs and is clad in Siberian Larch and local stone, with window reveals highlighted in bright colours.

The Offsite Construction Awards reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment. Architects PHP will be attending along with Paul O’Connell, Operations Director, in March.

We have also been nominated in the 2018 RIBA Awards by architects Walters & Cohen for our works at Sandringham Primary School. Works included the demolition of the existing teaching block and construction of a two-storey extension.

For 50 years the RIBA awards and prizes for buildings have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the UK and around the world, no matter the form, size or budget. Successful projects reflect changes and innovations in architecture, but at their core display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives.

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