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Brum school scoops Prime Minister’s Award

The Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Birmingham took the top prize at last week’s prestigious BCIA Awards, hosted for the second year by Private Eye editor and son of a civil engineer Ian Hislop.

Taking the Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Building, the school was singled-out by the judges for its “great vision… delivered by the design and construction team who worked seamlessly together on an outstanding project which has been welcomed hugely by the students and staff alike.

“The college looks good internally and externally but its value is much more than ‘skin deep’. It is outstanding in all aspects from concept through procurement, design and construction.”

“The college looks good internally and externally but its value is much more than ‘skin deep’. It is outstanding in all aspects from concept through procurement, design and construction. It is having a profound effect, not only on the students but also on the local community which has a history of inter-racial tensions.”

The winning team of client Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, engineer BDP, architect Nicholas Hare Architects and contractor BAM collected their award from culture, media and sport secretary Ben Bradshaw MP.

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