Bideford College, NPS South West Building, Devon

Bideford College Devon, NPS South West, Education, English School Building

Bideford College Building

North Devon Building, southwest England, UK – design by NPS South West Architects

19 May 2011

Bideford College

Design: NPS South West Architects

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photos : Girts Gailens

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

The school is on a steeply sloping site and has a clear and legible plan which responds to a complicated and detailed brief. The classroom wings are arranged in six parallel blocks alongside the main building which is an indoor/outdoor space with dining hall and winter garden.

This works well: there are secluded spaces for the kids to congregate and a long open space for the school to assemble. Between each of the individually-coloured class blocks are a series of open spaces, which the ground floor classrooms open on to. This is a building where the sustainable credentials are inherent and straightforward and is rated BREEAM Excellent.

Bideford College Bideford College Building Bideford College North Devon
photos : Girts Gailens

Bideford College – Building Information

Location: north Devon
Architect: NPS South West
Client: Devon County Council Contractor: Morgan Sindall

RIBA Awards


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