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20 May 2011

ADP Wins RIBA Award 2011

ADP’s recently completed design for Knop Law Primary School scooped one of four prestigious regional RIBA Awards for the North East, much to the delight of the school’s Headteacher, Pauline Dutton, who commented that the award was ‘fantastic’ and ‘thoroughly deserved.’

Mrs. Dutton went on to add: ‘I can’t tell you how delighted I am with the building. The school is really fit for purpose – we’re using every single part of it and using it well, which is an indication of a good build. The architect Chris Holmes really listened and then married our ideas with his own – it’s exactly what we wanted. It’s a lovely place to work, the children obviously love it and he deserves this award as he’s done a fantastic job.’

The judges, too, were impressed with the inclusive design approach and creativity employed in both the design and execution of Knop Law Primary School. They described the school as a ‘delightful place’, and that ADP’s scheme '…marked a return to the core values of how children are nurtured and taught in intuitive and ambitious surroundings.'

ADP Partner, Charles Greenall, commented: 'We are very proud of the work we have done at Knop Law, and this award is recognition of the passion and commitment shown by all parties in achieving something very special for the school and wider community.'

Working in collaboration with Aura, Knop Law Primary School forms part of an initiative to support Newcastle City Council in delivering school buildings that focus on the wider regeneration of Newcastle. As a result, collaboration and community are at the heart of the design, and Knop Law offers an inspiring and safe environment for pupils, teachers, parents and community groups in the Westerhope area.

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Knop Law won 3 awards in 2011. To see ADP's awards list, please click here.