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Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds has been shortlisted under the Design through Innovation and Community Benefit categories at this year’s RICS East of England awards.

With the capacity to accommodate up to 1,400 students, Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds comprises three key buildings: The Heart, Teaching Block 1 and the Skyliner sports centre.

With functionality in mind, the academy was designed to provide flexibility, so spaces could be adapted to meet growth and school curriculum changes. Admin and infrastructure areas support ease of movement through the school and attention has also been given to maximising community use, with construction including amenities to support access, service zoning and security needs.

Built by Barnes Construction, the £25 million project was completed in December 2016. As well as being the architect for the school and project managing the build on behalf of the client Suffolk County Council, Concertus also provided quantity surveying and estates management services and building services design.

The category winners and Project of the Year winner will be announced at the RICS East of England Awards Ceremony and Dinner on 10th May at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

To read more about the project and view a video of the finished school click here.