The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) awards celebrate the ‘creation of excellent buildings’ including outstanding craftsmanship, technical innovation, sustainability and high performance.
The state-of-the-art music school has helped enhance Yarm School’s already flourishing performing arts programme. The new structure houses specialist music classrooms, 10 instrumental tuition rooms, a drumming suite and a high-tech recording studio. There is also a 140-seat lecture theatre which doubles as a cutting-edge performance venue.
Alongside the Music School, Yarm School’s Boathouse was honoured at the awards for its ultra-modern architecture. It now acts as a training base for rowers with stunning views over the river and doubles up as a viewing gallery for rowing events.
David Dunn said: “Both the Music School and Boathouse have been fantastic additions to the school. Both buildings house state-of-the-art facilities and have enabled our already successful sports and performing arts programmes to excel further.
“Yarm School worked alongside highly skilled architects and construction experts in the process of developing the two structures and we are pleased to share such a prestigious award with them.”
The Music School and Boathouse are now entered into the National LABC awards later in the year.