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Wren Academy

Is design a worthwhile investment when it comes to education budgets? Can good design add value to the experience of pupils and teachers in our schools. Can it improve outcomes? Against the continuing debate, fuelled by controversial headlines, the visual More

Belfairs set fair for completion

This new 1,300 place school for Southend Borough Council is due for completion in September 2011. A new school building will replace existing 1950s buildings no longer fit for purpose and will include facilities to support the school’s specialism in More

New ‘clothes’ for Guy’s Tower

As part of this year’s Big Draw, Penoyre & Prasad’s Suzi Winstanley led a workshop with children from local Snowfields Primary School to design a ‘new suit of clothes for Guy’s Tower‘. The practice is currently working on a More

Wren Academy

Staff and students have now moved into Wren Academy, a dynamic new learning environment for over 900 11 to 16 year olds. Built on a restricted site in Finchley, the design creates a unique campus with a distinctive character More

Mottistone Grove Opens

Mottistone Grove in Sutton, formerly Homelands, has now opened. Mottistone Grove in Sutton provides a new home for severely disabled adults, following the closure of Orchard Hill long stay hospital. For the first time the residents have their own More

Croydon & Kingston Students Visit P&P

Journalist Veronica Simpson reports on a school visit to Penoyre & Prasad in June. In June the P&P office hosted a visit from seven secondary school pupils from Croydon and Kingston, who were taking part in the Sorrell Foundation’s latest More

Flexible Heart of Hounslow

Heart of Hounslow has recently been reconfigured to address the evolving needs of the polyclinic. A diagnostic imaging suite has been created out of an relatively underused open plan office space, and demonstrates the building’s responsive and highly adaptive More

Civic Trust recognition for Merchants’ Academy

The Merchants’ Academy, Bristol received a commendation in the 2010 Civic Trust Awards. The project, which features extensive external areas for use by the wider community and which also won an RIBA award in 2009, was described by the More

Copenhagen Summit December 2009

COP15 is critical for securing an international treaty to limit global warming. Continuing the work of the RIBA on climate change, Sunand Prasad will participate in events at Copenhagen designed to campaign on behalf of the built environment profession More

Carbon-negative exemplar gets planning permission

Planning permission has just been granted for Penoyre & Prasad’s scheme to turn an unkempt piece of Metropolitan Open Land in North London into an exemplar carbon-negative development. A new school and nursery, plus refurbished youth centre will all More

Competition win

Penoyre & Prasad have won a limited competition to design two new primary schools for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Primary Capital Programme project will provide an inspirational environment for teaching, learning and community cohesion for two More

Penoyre & Prasad celebrates its 21st anniversary

Penoyre & Prasad celebrated its 21st anniversary this week, by hosting a unique event around the theme of Co-Creation. Speakers including David Buckland, John Sorrell and Lucy Musgrave who helped explore the potential of this powerful tool to transform More

Crawley Library award win

Crawley Library designed by Penoyre & Prasad was announced as overall winner of the West Sussex Design and Sustainability awards 2009. West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Deborah Urquhart said: “We received a record number More

Small projects award for Romanian charity project

Congratulations to the charity Voluntary Design & Build (vD&B), who recently won “Best Community Building” at this years AJ Small Project Awards for their Tarlungeni Children’s Centre in Romania. Penoyre and Prasad’s Jamie Wakeford, is a trustee of the charity More