Civic Trust Awards 2016: 1 Award and 3 Commendations

The results are in for this year’s Civic Trust Awards. In a dinner ceremony held Friday, 4 March 2016, at Shakespeare’s Globe, Allies and Morrison received 1 award and 3 commendations in the annual scheme that recognises design with tangible community benefits:

Award for Boarding House, Brighton College
This new building for a co-educational independent school provides new accommodation as part of an ambitious building programme to improve facilities for pupils. Clearly contemporary in construction detail, but contextual in material, massing and form, this is a new student residence for one of the most successful co-educational independent schools in the country. Set within a Victorian campus environment, the new hall completes a quadrangle, providing a strong definition to a new open space. Its new façade design is inspired by its Venetian Gothic Revival neighbours providing a visual continuity to a much-loved collection of 19th century buildings.

Office – Two Pancras Square – Commendation
At the heart of the exciting King’s Cross redevelopment in London, this BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ office building plays an essential role in defining the new public spaces of King’s Boulevard and Pancras Square. It is a high quality building that achieves ambitious environmental standards with well-planned office space that appeals to users with plentiful natural light, generous ceiling heights, outdoor amenity spaces and striking cross-London views.

Infrastructure – King’s Cross Tunnel – Commendation
This new pedestrian linkage provides access across King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations, also sits within the wider context of the King’s Cross redevelopment. Its main feature is a 100m long light wall that is a canvas for a variety of lighting displays. A theatrical piece of infrastructure, the tunnel has also been shortlisted for a RIBA London Award this year.

Secondary School – St Thomas the Apostle College – Commendation
St Thomas the Apostle College, a catholic boys’ secondary school in Peckham, south London, has been redeveloped as part of the London Borough of Southwark’s Building Schools for the Future programme. The scheme retains the centre school hall building, swimming pool and Chapel and provides new brick faculty buildings for science, languages, math and humanities while creating a new central courtyard space at the heart of the school.