We were delighted to attend the official opening of our Harborne Academy by HRH The Duke of York on Friday 14th March. The event, hosted by Dame Christine Braddock, celebrated the completion of the new build £12m building, transforming the former Harborne Hill School site.
The Academy, with specialist facilities for medical training alongside a suite of laboratories supporting STEM subjects, offers pathways to progress onto University courses or to gain employment in occupations where there is a significant shortfall of appropriate applicants.
Our design includes a central, top-lit, three-storey atrium providing an impressive arrival space for visitors and a tiered-seating venue for the whole Academy. The retained brick, stone and glass façade of the original school hall, now framing views to the new library, forms a backdrop to the atrium that adds to the sense of drama!
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