dRMM are delighted to have been shortlisted for the RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards with their recently completed St Albans Academy, in Highgate, Birmingham.
St Albans sits confidently as a simple, colourful form within an urban respite of landscape and mature trees. The design for this project had to acknowledge its current mixed-grade context, and anticipate future regeneration within Birmingham’s Big City Plan. The outcome was one that made reference to, paradoxically, both the current vernacular of industrial sheds as well as the fine masonry work of the nearby Grade II* listed church by John Pearson (1881).
St Albans, an Ark Academy, was delivered by Lend Lease as part of the Birmingham BSFprogramme.