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Dauntsey’s School Quad Completed

July 13, 2016

Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire has a new landscape to enjoy. This new Quad has been created as a result of a school master plan developed by NVB Architects within which the construction of a new classroom block this year allowed this quad to be redesigned from its former use as a car park and then games court. The games court has been re-provided (green court paint to follow soon) whilst maximising the planting and the ‘greening’ effect. The space links a large number of buildings and will be used for games informally and as a significant social space for day pupils and boarders.

Dauntsey's Quad

NVB win Prestigious Design Competition

June 20, 2016

In competition with Allies and Morrison, BDP, Rundell Associates and Cube Design,  NVB Architects have won the appointment to design a 10,000m2 teaching development for Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Hertfordshire.

The  project to create a new academic hub is based around a courtyard and will link a number of existing outdoor spaces whilst providing high quality teaching and social facilities for the English, Maths, Drama, Art and DT departments.

The invited competition produced five schemes from which NVB’s proposal was selected.  The scheme proposes an integrated combination of building and landscape and was a collaboration with our colleagues in NVB Landscape.

We are particularly excited by the school’s high aspirations for this complex development and look forward to working with such an architecturally literate client.

Foyer Internal



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NVB win Best Educational Building at the LABC West of England Building Excellence Awards

May 16, 2016

Along with St Mary’s School and main contractors Melhuish and Saunders, NVB are proud to have won Best Educational Building at the LABC West of England Building Excellence Awards.  The award was recognition for their two phase 120 bedroom sixth form boarding house.  The building provides study bedrooms for both lower and upper sixth forms as well as staff accommodation and social facilities.
St Mary's, Calne Sixth Form Boarding House

St Mary’s, Calne Sixth Form Boarding House

Planning Approval Secured for New Music and Media Centre at Leighton Park School

April 25, 2016

Planning consent has been secured for a new music and media centre attached to the existing school theatre. The development is located immediately adjacent to the Grade II listed School House at the main entrance of the school. It will provide a range of teaching and extra-curricular facilities to support the expanding music department together with a new foyer and reception facilities for the existing theatre.

Construction is expected to commence in summer 2016 for completion by September 2017.


Leighton Park School Music & Media Centre


Leighton Park School Music & Media Centre

Leighton Park School Music & Media Centre





Countess Gytha Primary School Completed

April 7, 2016


The new Countess Gytha Primary School has been completed and will provide new facilities for the school and pupils of Queen Camel. Modern spacious classrooms with integrated IT and plenty of natural light will benefit the pupils, whilst the simple plan allows easy access to external play areas. The hall and kitchen area form part of the ‘community use’ side of the school and an attached Nursery and reception class allow the integration of all the community into one building.  The school was delivered with BAM Construction in 44 weeks.

queen camel primary school

Countess Gytha Primary School




NVB Projects Shortlisted for Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards

March 14, 2016

The new Pavilion at Dauntsey’s School, West Lavington and the Lower Sixth Boarding House “Florence Dyas” at St Mary’s School, Calne, both in Wiltshire, have been shortlisted for the 2016 West of England Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards in the Best Educational Building category.

NVB Architects and NVB Landscape are looking forward to the awards ceremony on 6th May.

Dauntseys Pavilion Exterior

Dauntsey’s School

St Mary's Calne

St Mary’s School, Calne

Rook Lane Hosts International Seminar on Renewable Energy

March 10, 2016

On Friday 4th March Rook Lane played host to speakers from Germany, France, Poland and the UK in the Switch to a Renewable Future Seminar. Topics under discussion centered around the differing approaches to Planning, Policy and Finance of the participating countries and how this affects delivery of renewable energy generation.

150 delegates from across Europe attended the conference which was organised by Frome Town Council and Frome Twinning Association and was funded by the EU. For further details and presentations please see:

Switch delegates arriving at Rook Lane.

Delegates arriving at Rook Lane.

New Pictures of Dauntsey’s Pavilion

January 25, 2016

The new pavilion at Dauntsey’s School is now complete.

The pavilion provides the School with much needed changing rooms for their excellent sports facilities and a multi-purpose space, which can accommodate over 200 people, with views of the sports pitches on three sides. There is a large terrace to provide sheltered viewing areas for spectators.

Mark Lascelles, Dauntsey’s School Head Master, said “It is a great credit to our architects that such a large building merges into the landscape so well and it is environmentally friendly too.”

Dauntseys Pavilion


Restored William De Morgan Windows Installed at NLCS

January 13, 2016

Two  beautiful William De Morgan stained glass windows, now superbly restored, have been installed in the link of the new classroom block we designed at NLCS. They are backlit and can be viewed from the new classroom central atrium.


William De Morgan Windows

Frome Town Hall Project

December 17, 2015

NVB are delighted to have been given approval to proceed with our Frome Town Hall project with Frome Town Council.

The aspiration is that it should be much more than just council offices and will be home to a number of organisations.  The challenge is in turning a nineteenth century building into a vibrant, open, 21st Century one.

We look forward to returning a much loved landmark to the community.  It is also nice to be working on a project close to home for a change!



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