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Civic Trust Award for our building


Kettering Science Academy has been commended in a prestigious national built environment awards scheme.

Our  £26m school, which opened in 2012, was designed by Nicholas Hare Architects, who nominated the building for the Civic Trust Award.

The building was recognised for how the design enhanced the school’s education philosophy of promoting positive behaviour and social interaction. It was also commended for its mission to become a resource for the local community and contribute to economic growth and prosperity.

The Brooke Weston Trust’s Director of Estates Matt Isherwood went along to the awards ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on Friday, March 6th to collect the award.

He said: “The Trust is delighted to receive the commendation in recognition for the design of Kettering Science Academy, it is a wonderful building that provides an outstanding learning environment for the community it serves. The project was a genuine team effort which would not have been possible without the support from Northamptonshire County Council, the technical advisors (Mott MacDonald), the contractor (Willmott Dixon) but most importantly the imagination and innovation brought by Paul and his team from Nicholas Hare Architects.”

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects that demonstrate high quality architecture or design, have demonstrated sustainability, are accessible to all users and have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.

Pictured are Brooke Weston trust’s Matt Isherwood (centre) with TV presenter George Clarke and Paul Baxter from Nicholas Hare Architects.

The image is supplied by the Civic Trust Awards & Corporate Photography.