St John Bosco scoops two RIBA awards
St John Bosco Arts College picked up two prestigious awards at last night’s RIBA North West Awards.
The all girls Catholic secondary school, designed by architects BDP, was one of eight projects to win a RIBA Regional Award, as well as a special Client of the Year Award. This award recognised Liverpool City Council’s role in the new school build, as well as head teacher Anne Pontifex.
St John Bosco was amongst other Merseyside winners on the evening including House in Formby by shedkm, Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge by Carmody Groarke, Mann Island by Broadway Malyan and Westmorland by Snook Architects.
North West jury chairman, Dave King, says: “The 2015 North West Awards showcases a diverse range of buildings from small to large, temporary to permanent, education to corporate, and large-scale housing to private residences of exceptional quality.
“This year, awards have gone to a variety of architectural names, some of which may surprise, others who have been here before. All architects and clients must be congratulated for submitting such a rich and diverse mix – architecture is alive and vibrant in the North West.”
St John Bosco Arts College specialises in visual and performing arts and was graded outstanding in all categories by OFSTED in 2010 and 2013.
The impressive building offers facilities such as two double height dance studios, a fitness suite, immersive 3D learning environments and super-size science laboratories.
Regional winners will be put forward for the RIBA National Awards, with the lucky recipients announced in June.