School in Warwick shortlisted for regional award

Staff and pupils moved to the new site in July 2019

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 1:29 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd July 2020, 1:30 pm

A school in Warwick has been shortlisted for a regional award.

The new buildings at King’s High School, by Nicholas Hare Architects, have been shortlisted in the RIBA West Midlands Awards.

In July 2019 staff and pupils at the school bid farewell to their town centre location after 140 years and moved to the new site in Banbury Road – the same site as Warwick School and Warwick Prep.

King's High School has been shortlisted for a regional award. Photo supplied

Richard Nicholson, Head Master, welcomed the news: “It is testament to the amazing work which goes into creating such inspirational spaces for our students.

"Our extraordinary new home marks what we believe to be one of the largest investment in girls’ education that the UK has seen in decades; our girls deserve nothing less.”

RIBA West Midlands Director, Rebecca Smith, added: “It was a very tough decision for the judges to form the shortlist. It is encouraging to see the high standard of architecture and I congratulate the architects, clients and wider teams involved in creating these projects which serve to enrich our communities.”

Nicholas Hare Architects is an award-winning practice, renowned for their expertise in sustainable buildings.

Their work includes projects for Sadler’s Wells, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House, St Paul’s School, the University of Oxford and both the David Attenborough Building and James Dyson Building for the University of Cambridge.