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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.


Planning Permission Secured for The Cathedral School, Llandaff

March 20, 2019

NVB are pleased to have secured planning permission, listed building consent and scheduled monument consent in connection with a new building at The Cathedral School, Llandaff.

The new facilities will provide additional space for the School’s sixth form and include a common room, refectory, kitchen, three classrooms, study rooms, offices and a science laboratory.

We look forward to completing the Technical Design for this exciting project over the coming weeks.

St Bartholomew’s Primary Academy, Royal Wootton Bassett

March 7, 2019

St Bartholomew’s Primary Academy, Royal Wootton Bassett for the Diocese of Salisbury.

Planning application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council for an expansion of the existing school to provide 2 form entry. The project includes a new entrance, 4 new classrooms, support spaces, and studio together with associated landscaping.


Architecture Club at Rook Lane on Tuesday 5th March 2019

February 25, 2019

Two Wheel Revolution: Making Cycling Work with Jess Read & Sam Robinson

Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 7.30pm     Tickets available from eventbrite

For more details visit Rook Lane

Cities and Towns across the world are struggling with the effects of car ownership: dangerous pollution levels, land-hungry parking requirements and traffic gridlock. How could we approach transport in a different way that would reduce all of these problems and make us fitter and healthier at the same time?

Join engineer Jess Read and behaviour-change specialist Sam Robinson to look at the physical and virtual innovations helping to drive a cycling revolution.

About the speakers:

Jess Read has over 18 years experience delivering walking, cycling and healthy city projects in places like Bristol, London, Copenhagen, Oslo and Portland, Oregon. She recently led the “iWalk – innovations in inclusive walking” project based in Bristol City Council.

Sam Robinson is Managing Director of Love to Ride a company specialising in programmes, events and innovations that promote cycling in order to enhance well-being, inspire learning and enable personal development. Their work is aimed at encouraging behaviour change leading to an uptake in cycling.

Treehouse Inspired Library at Royal Wootton Bassett Infants’ School

February 20, 2019

NVB Part I placement student, James, inspecting his project for the new treehouse inspired library at Royal Wootton Bassett Infants’ School. The design is intended to make reading an exciting experience for the students whilst reconciling a steeply sloping site. When completed the building will over-sail a terraced seating area and play space below.















Aldenham Prep School Redevelopment

January 30, 2019

NVB has submitted a planning application for a new standalone preparatory school for Aldenham School.  The new 1,900 square metre building will be self-sufficient providing all of the facilities the nursery, prep-prep and prep departments require.  Although Aldenham School has a five hundred year history, the preparatory school is relatively recent and the school decided that the time was right to provide them with purpose built facilities to suit the particular needs of that age group.

NVB’s appointment is for architectural and landscape design and the proposals include high quality play and outdoor learning facilities as well as wildlife enhancements around the periphery of the school.

NVB were appointed following a design competition and have worked with Bidwells, Stace, Integral Engineering Design, BSD and Rumball Sedgwick to develop the scheme to a tight programme. A planning decision is expected in April 2019.

A New Music and Media Centre for Leighton Park School

January 14, 2019

NVB are very pleased to have reached practical completion for the new music and media centre at Leighton Park School in Reading. This project is at the heart of the Quaker school, attached to the existing theatre and next to the Grade II listed Old School House reception. It provides new music teaching, breakout, live-lounge and media facilities for the music department together with improved foyer facilities for the hall and larger school gatherings.

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