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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.

Galhampton Village Hall

December 17, 2018

We have recently handed over another superb community facility to benefit the local residents of Galhampton. Their new community hall, which was officially opened on 24th November, has been in the making since 2012 when the first big Lottery funding application was submitted. They now have a great hall with an excellent food preparation area and a generous meeting room. The hall has also been provided with support accommodation that would normally be expected to accompany a building of this quality.

Galhampton Village Hall - NVB Architects

A Busy Summer at Epsom College

October 18, 2018

Another busy summer at Epsom College saw the latest phase of refurbishment works completed for Robinson, Whitehouse, Fayrer and Murrell boarding houses as well as the creation of a new car park within the campus.

Having four contractors working around the campus during the 8 week summer holiday meant that things were certainly busy!

With the careful coordination and investigations undertaken during the previous half term, the contractors were able to make the best use of the short summer period.

Demolition, complete services renewal and remodelling of the boarding accommodation as well as complete redecoration and new furniture installation meant that it certainly needed to be well co-ordinated.

All the properties were handed back to the Client in time for the new academic year and the boarders return at the beginning of September.

Another successful summer allows the design team and contractors to look forward to the next phase works for our client.


Royal Wootton Bassett Infant School

October 15, 2018

The first phase of replacement classroom works is nearing completion with the unveiling of the new ‘tree-house’ library designed to make reading more fun, particularly for boys. Clad in charred timber and profile sheet cladding with galvanised metalwork it is intended to have an abstract / home-made appearance which contrasts with the more traditional building elevations to the high street and conservation area. The building will be connected to the main classroom block via a bridge link improving accessibility on a challenging sloping site.

Client – Wiltshire Council

Contractor – Bray and Slaughter


Open Design Competition Runner Up

August 9, 2018

Congratulations to Alex Cammack, one of our students on placement with us from the University of Bath.  Alex has been awarded runner up in an open design competition proposing a concept plan for a new community just outside Manchester.  It illustrated some thought provoking ideas on how to address the need for new, genuinely sustainable communities to meet the housing crisis. Alex entered the competition with his friend Adam Jones and produced all of the work in his spare time.  We are obviously not working him hard enough.

Alex has been a great member of the NVB team and will shortly be returning to university to complete his studies.  Good luck Alex!


Dean Close New Day House Village Starts On Site

June 11, 2018

NVB are pleased to announce that the New Day House Village at Dean Close School has now formally commenced on site. The project achieved planning approval in July of last year and NVB are pleased that Integral Build have set up site and the project is now full steam ahead and due for completion next spring.

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