14th February 2024

What Made This Project…St Gabriel’s School in Building Design

In August 2023 we were shortlisted as a finalist for the Education Architect of the Year Award, with one of the shortlisted projects being St Gabriel’s CofE Academy, a brand new 3FE primary school for an emerging community at Houlton over two phases.

We were then thrilled to go on and win the Net Zero Architect of the Year category at the ceremony in October, with St Gabriel’s being a featured project in that submission also, due to its energy upgrades and low carbon design, implemented in part as a result of a thorough post-occupancy evaluation on phase 1 of the school.

In this article vHH Principal Josh McCosh talks to Building Design about the process behind the design and the specification challenges of the project.