THE REDEVELOPMENT of a Feltham school building has earned the architect a coveted accolade.
Jonathan Clark Architects' has picked up the award from The Royal Institute of British Architects for the new library facility at Longford Community School.
It was one of just a handful of secondary school buildings to be recognised in this year's gongs.
The eye-catching two storey extension and partial conversion of the existing 1960's building includes two new classrooms, a fitness centre and a library.
The architect was recognised for successfully extending what was a "dull" brick-built teaching block, and making it visually inspiring for both staff and pupils.
Jonathan Clark, who is based in Clerkenwell, said: "I was very pleased to hear about it, it's the first time we have got this award. The head of the school is certainly not afraid to use some colour. Hopefully it is something that will inspire the children, it is a bit brighter than it was before."
It is not the first time Mr Clark has designed for the school, creating a sixth form centre that was completed two years ago.
Acting headteacher, Mike Rose, said: "It is a pleasure to see our students and staff working in and enjoying the new facilities. It is absolutely clear that young people really appreciate the lovely surroundings and are already benefiting from them."
The new learning space includes custom built furniture, interactive white boards, multiple computers and a state of the art fitness suite which takes up the whole ground floor, with a new library and lecture theatre are situated upstairs.
It is made from sustainable materials and guaranteed for 30 years. The fitness site includes £50,000 worth of fitness equipment.
Members of the community will be invited to view the building and site as part of a London wide project to show off the capital’s best architecture.