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St Silas Primary School Nominated Again

3rd April 2014

The St Silas Primary School in Blackburn has been shortlisted for two awards – ‘Sub-Regional Project of the Year (Lancashire)’ at the North West Construction Awards and ‘Best Designed Project’ at  the Partnerships Awards.

The £7.5million school was designed by Capita on a small, sloping, urban 2400 sq m site in just eight weeks in the summer of 2010 using BIM as a full multidisciplinary tool.

Working on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, in partnership with the local LEP, Capita provided a full range of multidisciplinary services – including architecture, structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, landscape architecture, cost consultancy, acoustics, project management, fire engineering, planning and transport planning – for the two form entry, three storey, 420 pupil school.

The North West Construction Awards, which will be announced on 22nd May, “...provide an exclusive opportunity for the North West built environment sector to celebrate outstanding examples of best practice within their field. They aim to recognise exceptional companies and projects from across the region that have demonstrated strength, passion and commitment in a collaborative and sustainable manner.”

The Partnerships Awards, meanwhile, will be announced on 5th June and are “...the biggest and most prestigious networking event in the partnerships industry calendar, bringing together the key decision-makers from the public and private sectors.”

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