School Shortlisted For Architecture Award

The Five Islands School

The new Five Islands School has been shortlisted for an architectural design award.

It’s been nominated in the over £3m category of a South West competition sponsored by a mainland law firm.

The competition has been strong with a number of education building projects across the region all vying for recognition.

Tony Pollintine helped secure the contract for Grainge Architects and around six experts worked on the project.

He’s particularly proud of the amount of community input and consultation on the design, which he calls “a team effort” and “an example of how you should approach architecture.”

Tony says our school incorporates many good environmental design principles, too.

Judges are likely to come and view the building before their final decision.

Tony says his team has asked for feedback on what has worked well. Most of the problems concern services rather than design.

Tony says it means a lot for a young architectural practice such as theirs, which was only established 15 years ago, to be put forward.

He says the Council’s Chief Executive Philip Hygate and the School headteacher Bryce Wilby are being invited to the award dinner at Exeter University on June 16th.