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Lambeth primary school on Riba Stirling Prize shortlist

A Lambeth primary school has been included on the shortlist of one of the country’s most prestigious architectural awards.

The extension at Clapham Manor School, built by the council’s award-winning Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Primary and Community Team, is among the buildings shortlisted for this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Awards.

Designed by architects dRMM and delivered by contractors The Construction Partnership, the dazzling multi-coloured extension serves as an example of how historic and contemporary buildings can be integrated.

Councillor Pete Robbins, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Service, said: “The extension at Clapham Manor School is not only beautiful, but its overall design has revitalised the school and the young people who learn there. It demonstrates the power of good that architecture can do and that is why we are delighted that it will be recognised at one of the most prestigious awards ceremony in the country.”

Now in its 15th year, the Riba Sterling is awarded to the architects of the best new European building which is built or designed in Britain.

The six Riba Stirling Prize judges will visit the six shortlisted buildings before choosing a winner on the day of the presentation.

The winner will be announced at London’s Roundhouse on Saturday 2 October.

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