Tim Ronalds and Sarah Wigglesworth have been named among the finalists for a prize £10 million project at Marlborough College - the former school of Kate Middleton and William Morris
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Nicholas Hare Architects and Orms complete the shortlist vying to expand and redevelop the famous public school’s 1934 grade II-listed science building.
Designed by WG Newton, the block is an early example of shuttered concrete construction and was given heritage protection in 1970.
Competition organiser, Malcolm Reading of Malcolm Reading Consultants, said: ‘This is a terrific project for an inspired and enthusiastic client. The current science block has a fascinating heritage but needs a new life to accommodate new teaching methods.
‘The competition is all about finding a balance between the architectural grain of the existing eclectic campus and a confident and exciting piece of contemporary architecture.’
Billed as a ‘cornerstone project for the school’, this scheme is intended to complement the college’s ‘dynamic approach to science learning, moving away from traditional distinctions between biology, chemistry and physics and adopting an international multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary policy’.
Fourteen practices were originally invited to submit for the contest and a winner is expected to be named in early December.
The scheme is due for completion in summer 2017.
Shortlist in full:
- Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Nicholas Hare Architects
- Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
- Tim Ronalds Architects
Revealed: shortlist for £10m Marlborough College project