Akeley Wood School Jubilee Building nominated for design award
The Jubilee Building at Akeley Wood School near Buckingham has been shortlisted for a design award by run by Aylesbury Vale District Council which recognises good building design in the district. The building which was constructed in September 2012 is up against 9 other designs for the award. It houses 16 classrooms and replaced the tired modular classrooms that were formally on the site.
The building enriches the school teaching environment and takes advantage of the views of the other Grade II listed buildings on the site. The building complements the attractive setting of the school with a double-storey height curtain wall with external vertical cedar cladding. It has a single storey main entrance with an oak truss canopy which provides a focal point from the driveway en-route to the school reception.
The building was designed by HB Architects based in Rugby. They have also designed the new Sixth Form Centre at Akeley Wood School which opened this September. This centre provides the school with a dedicated state-of-the-art facility which includes a careers centre, seminar rooms for project work, Wi-Fi equipped independent study rooms, social and recreation areas and a purpose built kitchen.