Great Western Academy wins Building Excellence Award

By Jamie Hill - 18 July 2019

EducationSecondary

Great Western Academy has been announced as the South West regional winner for the prestigious Building Excellence Awards 2019 in the category of “Best Educational Building”. This is awarded for building design excellence and the delivery of outstanding construction and workmanship.

  • Graham Davis, Principal of the Academy, with Richard Dewey, Project Manager for BAM Construction and Andrew Hamer, Capital Projects Manager for the Department for Education

    Graham Davis, Principal of the Academy, with Richard Dewey, Project Manager for BAM Construction and Andrew Hamer, Capital Projects Manager for the Department for Education

Great Western Academy was designed by architects Scott Brownrigg and built by BAM Construction during 2017 and 2018.  Having opened in September 2018, the Academy’s design includes modern, state of the art facilities for Science, Design and Technology and the Creative Arts (Music, Drama and Dance). Sports facilities include a four court Sports Hall, three outdoor football pitches, and a multi-use games area.

The awards celebrate achievements in the building industry and reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, partnerships and individuals that go the extra mile. The regional awards ceremony was held on Friday 12th July 2019 in Bristol; GWA now progresses to the national awards, due to be held in London on 8th November.

Graham Davis, Principal of the Academy, said “We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful building in which to work and learn. The light and space provide a fantastic environment which allows our students to thrive. Students in our first year 7 cohort have made exceptional progress, helped by their learning environment, and we look forward to welcoming new students in Year 7 and Year 12 in September.”

Great Western Academy will open its Sixth Form in September 2019 with the first cohort of students joining to study a wide range of A Level subjects. Open Evenings for prospective pupils will be held on 19th and 25th September (Year 6) and 16th October (Sixth Form). For further information, contact Great Western Academy on 01793 209700 or by emailing office@gwacademy.co.uk.

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