School Building Award

Presented to the establishment that has provided what is judged to be the most technically advanced building constructed for the purpose of teaching present and future pupils.

2018 Winner: Hever Church of England Aided Primary School

 Hever Church of England Aided Primary School

Hever’s ‘Intelligent electric building’ is fully powered by electricity and therefore not dependent on fossil fuels. This removes the need for a gas supply in most instances. The annual electricity consumption for heating and lighting is around 30kWh per m2 per annum as opposed to 120kWh for a traditionally built alternative. This approach eliminates energy bills and carbon emissions associated with producing the energy that less intelligent buildings need to operate.


Eastbourne College, East Sussex
Reigate Parish Church Primary School, Surrey
Barr Beacon School, Walsall
Hawley Primary School, London

2017 Winner
Robert Gordon's College

2017 School Building Award winner - Robert Gordon's College
Building the Wood Foundation Centre for Science and Technology involved refitting a historic building to house 34 laboratories and classrooms to make the largest UK teaching facility for science and technology education. Specialist facilities include an Optics Laboratory, Design Workshop and a Technology Showcase Suite.


Rendcomb College
Merchant Taylors' School
Donhead Preparatory School
Roseacres Primary School
Holme Grange School

2016 Winner
Chalgrove Primary School, London

Chalgrove Primary School responded to an increase in pupil capacity by using Schoolhaus’ ultra-efficient design to make the most of the need for new space. Zero running costs and a fully-integrated solar PV roof make the school one of the UK’s most efficient school buildings. This building is not only sustainable - it generates clean energy and revenue for the school. The build is impressive both on the inside and out.

2016 School Building Award winner - Chalgrove Primary School, London

Mellor Primary School, Cheshire
Epsom College, Surrey
Plymouth School of Creative Arts
Prestwood Infants School, Buckinghamshire

2015 Winner
Maidenhill School, Gloucestershire

Originally estimated at £14 million, the refurbishment work at Maindenhill, including a brand new building, actually cost £3.7 million. This was achieved through methodical planning and economical processes, including solar-reflective glazing and running the new heating system from the existing boiler.

Baxter College, Worcestershire
Ravenor Primary School, Greenford
James Gillespie's High School, Edinburgh
John Roan School, London
Burntwood School, London