Warminster School building highly commended

Warminster School building highly commended

Nearly 400 people including contractors, architects, designers and local authority building control surveyors attended the West of England regional LABC Building Excellence Awards last month at the Bristol City Centre Marriott.

Award finalists from Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and parts of Somerset attended the event on 20th June, which was a showcase for the best construction projects in the West of England. Small-scale regional builders, as well as well-known national developers including Balfour Beatty, Bloor Homes, Galliford Try and Willmott Dixon Construction, were among the 14 winners and 13 highly commended projects recognised during the event.

The Thomas Arnold Hall, a newly built multipurpose hall at Warminster School, was one of the highly commended projects recognised in the best educational building category, which recognises both new builds and extensions to existing schools, universities, colleges and nurseries. This is the first time that a project in the Warminster area has been recognised by LABC awards. Gareth Dickson, Senior Building Control Surveyor at Wiltshire Council Building Control and nominator of the development, said”This is certainly a prestigious award for Warminster School and Warminster. It has been a pleasure working with all parties involved and we look forward to working with them all again in the future.”

Last year, the Governors of Warminster School generously approved £1.2 million to cover the cost of this exciting development. They have also committed to continue to redevelop the adjacent historic site to include the restoration of the Malt House, which is one of the oldest in Wiltshire. The intention is to refurbish the site in a sympathetic manner whilst allowing it to become an integral working part of the campus. 

Mark Mortimer, Headmaster commented “The Thomas Arnold Hall looks fantastic and has certainly enhanced our facilities. We are delighted with the end result and it is a tribute to all involved in the development. The hall will offer even more opportunities to our pupils, both now and in the future.”