Askham Bryan Extension Wins Multiple Awards Built By Ashcourt Group

Our works for Askham Bryan College on a new Digital Skills Academy is now a multiple award-winning project, recently securing the Sustainability Award and Commercial/Community (small) Award at York Design Awards with Evan McDowall Architects. 

The new academy provides a purpose-built environment to teach essential digital literacy skills to students, enhance existing digital skills to those already in the industry and up-skill their current workforce. 

Environmental factors stand at the forefront of this project with every aspect taken into consideration to ensure design and materials were sustainable where possible. The brickwork was intently analysed and handmade to match the existing bricks, the colonnade was then constructed from oak columns and beams, with oak T+G cladding which provides a covered walkway. 

A unique, yet essential, roof style boasts three zinc clad roof forms that feature vaulted skylights which provide further daylight into the classrooms. In addition to this, the roof is covered by a sedum green roof for visual appeal when viewed from the nearby high-level windows.

Great work from our Construction Team and another award-winning project for Ashcourt Group.