Monthly Archives: June 2012

RIBA WINNERS 2012 - 21-06-2012

Tower of Love

dRMM are delighted to have been named as one of the national winners of the 2012 RIBA Awards

Their latest project The “Tower of Love” received an award for architectural excellence last night in Leeds, one of the four venues hosting this prestigious event around the country.

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education Wins Planning - 07-06-2012

ERADEThe outline plans for the development of the new Deaf Academy have been granted planning permission at Hill Barton, Exeter. The application was approved unanimously and the design is supported by the local community. The proposal will provide an exemplar deaf ‘Learning Campus’ to replace its outdated accommodation, with community facilities and student residential buildings on site.

ST ALBANS PROGRESS - 01-06-2012

St Albans Elevation

The facades on dRMM’s ARK-sponsored Academy are taking shape.

Built by Lend Lease as part of the Birmingham LEP, the facades are being installed by envelope sub-contractor Horbury Building Systems. The striped Eternit rainscreen is announcing a new chapter in the school’s development. Located in Highgate, central Birmingham, the new engineering-specialist secondary will replace the existing dilapidated buildings and will maximise external play and social space.

ARK operates a ‘school within schools’ model encouraging age-group communities to be nurtured within the framework of a 800 pupil Academy. Set to move into the new building in January 2013, the scheme hopes to deliver a stimulating and refined educational environment, reflecting the aspirations of the School Leadership, Sponsor, Trustees of St.Alban’s, and the local Community.