May has been a successful month, with Ramboll being recognised with a number of awards. Crome Court at the University of East Anglia, designed by Ramboll and LSI Architects, was the winner of the Design through Innovation Category at the East of England RICS awards. William Perkin High School, designed by Ramboll and Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, was winner of the RIBA London Awards for Architecture Excellence.
Crome Court and William Perkin are both multi-storey buildings constructed from cross-laminated timber. William Perkin comprises a triangular-shaped building, containing a sunlit full-height central atrium, attached to a rectangular sports hall block. The building contains 3,800 cubic metres of timber, making it the largest timber building in the UK. Crome Court is new student accommodation at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich and forms part of a £58 million redevelopment of the campus. The 231-residence building is 8 storeys high, making it one of the tallest CLT structures in the world.