Versatile and distinctive focal point for the college
West Midlands RIBA Regional Award 2019
Baart Harries Newall Architects for Wrekin College
Contract value: £828,415
Cost per m²: £2,466
This versatile and distinctive building has created a strong focal point for the college. It consists of a boardroom rotunda and a lecture theatre, both constructed of red brick and then linked with a strong oversailing flat roof that delivers a Miesian aesthetic to the scheme while leaving it fully grounded in its setting. This simple diagram screens the original 1950s teaching block to which it connects, creating a new welcoming frontage to the school’s grounds. Detailing is crisp and rigorous, providing an inspiring vision of a business school to students and staff.