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Treehouse Library and New Classrooms for Royal Wootton Bassett Infants’ School

November 27, 2019

Treehouse is looking fantastic at our recently completed project for Royal Wootton Bassett Infants’ School and Wiltshire Council – we just need the trees to grow a little now to complete the scene!

This project was to replace 4 dilapidated teaching classrooms on a steeply sloping site together with a new library to promote reading – particularly for boys.


Class Q Barn

October 24, 2019

Class Q barn, now called ‘Field House’ in Westcombe, looking lovely in late summer.

NVB Architects Class Q Barn Field House Westcombe

NVB Hand Over New Day Houses for Dean Close School, Cheltenham

August 29, 2019

NVB handed over the new Day Houses for Dean Close School on 28th August 2019. The project was managed by Faithful + Gould and constructed by Integral. This project is the first phase of the new master plan and creates a new pastoral heart for the school. The project achieved Practical Completion in time for the pupils to occupy the four Day Houses at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term 2019. NVB are delighted to have been involved with this project, their third major project at the school and we trust that the staff and students will have a happy and successful time in their new building.


NVB hand over Dean Close School Day Houses

Join our Landscape Team

July 24, 2019

A record number of projects on site and more on the drawing board at NVB Landscape means we’re hiring. Please email Peter at if you’re a landscape architect, graduate up to chartered or landscape technician.

Academic Hub in Planning

July 12, 2019

NVB’s design for a new academic hub for Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School has been submitted for planning approval.  The 6,000 square metre scheme provides classroom accommodation, drama facilities and assembly spaces.

NVB was originally appointed to the project following an invited design competition in 2016.  The development of the proposals involved extensive consultation with Historic England to address the potential impact on the neighbouring listed Aldenham House and historic gardens.  The proposed buildings surround a new landscaped social courtyard for the pupils and staff to use and creates a new hub on largely brownfield land to complement the school Quad.

Constructionline Gold Standard

July 11, 2019

We are very pleased to have secured the Gold standard with Constructionline this week.

The process has refined our policies and procedures making us a more efficient and client focused organisation. It includes Acclaim accreditation which complements our ISO 45001 standard for Health and Safety.

Royal Wootton Bassett Infants’ School Handover

June 28, 2019

We are very pleased to be handing over the first phase of works at Royal Wootton Bassett Infants’ School to Wiltshire Council.

Located in the town centre conservation area, the project provides 4 new classrooms, group space, and a tree-house library. Arranged on a steeply sloping site the building is accessed via a bridge and play-deck which is intended to create the feeling of a tree-house. Works can now proceed to demolish existing buildings and complete the external works which include an exciting amphitheatre and slide.

Photographs supplied by the main contractor – Bray and Slaughter.

NVB Architects Royal Wootton Bassett Infants' School


Langford Veterinary School, University of Bristol

June 3, 2019

We are now on site with the Post Mortem and Anatomy Study Centre for the University of Bristol at Langford Veterinary School with Speller Metcalf.

This project provides commercial and academic facilities to generate caseload and support the new graduate entry programme for veterinary students and post graduate studies in veterinary science.

The new facility will complement recently completed projects by NVB Architects for a small animal surgery and equine surgery facilities also on the Langford site.

Post Mortem and Anatomy Study Centre for the University of Bristol at Langford Veterinary School


ISBA Conference 2019

May 14, 2019

Our new exhibition stand is ready for the ISBA Conference!  If you are going to Manchester next week, please do visit us on Stand 148.

The Independent Schools’ Bursars Association Conference takes place on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd  May this year and we always look forward to catching up with existing clients as well as showcasing our work to new schools.  With our breadth and depth of education experience we always find it a rewarding week.

The Official Opening of the Michael Malnick Centre at Leighton Park School

April 3, 2019

We were very proud to attend the opening of the Michael Malnick Centre at Leighton Park School in Reading by Karen Gibson, conductor of the Kingdom Choir. The project is located adjacent to Grade II listed buildings at the centre of the school and includes music classrooms, live-lounge, media suite, 6th form study, group rooms, and a large new foyer to serve the existing theatre. It is wonderful to see the school using the new facilities and to hear the creativity of the pupils.


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