25 May 2023

The University of Bristol Senate House and Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre were last night awarded South West RIBA Awards.

On Senate House the judges described the building as: “..a fine example of how an existing building can be successfully repurposed and reused, with cleverly integrated new elements opening up the potential of unloved and underused spaces. The extensive retrofit has been handled with skill and ingenuity, ensuring that the building provides a welcoming and inspiring backdrop for current students to socialise, study and collaborate, while allowing for future flexibility and modification.”

On the Roman Bath Learning Centre the judges said: “Tectonically and materially rich, the Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre is a triumph of thoughtful and inventive thinking that has created a series of dramatic and unexpected spaces that both celebrate and highlight the layered history of these wonderful buildings. It is a clear testament to the productive and successful collaboration between architect, client, archaeologist, contractor and wider design team.”

These awards recognise our creative response to two very different briefs for two very different buildings, to bring them back to their full potential.

Read the full citations from the RIBA Awards Jury on RIBA Journal here: Senate House Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre


1 - 4 Senate House (c) Rebecca Noakes 5 - 8 Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre (c) James Newton