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Two Barnsley Buildings Shortlisted For Prestigious Architecture Awards

Friday April 12 2013


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A NEW school and an 18th-century barn conversion in Barnsley have been shortlisted for the region's most prestigious architecture award.

Holy Trinity School in Athersley and grade II listed Cat Hill Barn at Hoylandswaine are through to the finals of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire award.

The awards are designed to recognise good, innovative architecture and Barnsley has got two of the top eight designs in the county.

Holy Trinity has been built on the site of the old St Michael's, St Dominic's and Edward Sheerien site and has 1,100 pupils from the age of three to 16 years and 125 staff.

Cat Hill Barn was crumbling when it was bought by its present owners.

"Because of the perilous state of the barn it was no exaggeration to say that the roof could have collapsed in at any moment," said Neil Dawson, an architect who worked closely with Cat Hill Barn's owners.

He says the architecture of the five-bedroomed home, which features a striking internal glass bridge, is a combination of conservation work with a contemporary twist.

"All the architecture and construction team and the owners of the barn are obviously really excited and proud to have been shortlisted for this prestigious RIBA award," Neil added.

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Reply Posted by josh on Friday April 12 2013 at 13:41
Worlds smallest carpark :')

Reply Posted by audrey mills on Saturday April 13 2013 at 10:28
I think when you build a very large school you should also provide somewhere fore cars to pick up their children as they are parking and churning up the grass on carlton road opp the houses and there is that many cars its an accident waiting to happen

Reply Posted by spider pig on Saturday April 13 2013 at 18:42
Why cant they walk to school, is it against the law?

Lazy Parents are to blame!

Reply Posted by jane on Sunday April 14 2013 at 22:19
Most live a distance away from school

Reply Posted by sarah on Monday April 15 2013 at 09:38
most who pick their kids up live on the school bus route in either royston or carlton some even live less than 5 mins away and still come down in the car.