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Somerset Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

3 Jan 2022
The Newt in Somerset
Architect: benjamin + beauchamp architects
The Newt in Somerset brick building UK
photo courtesy of the Brick Awards
The Newt in Somerset Buildings and Landscape
The Newt in Somerset is a unique re-imagining of a large Country House Estate in Somerset into a nationally and internationally significant visitor destination. The original Grade II* listed manor, Hadpsen House, now open to the public for the first time in its history, has been sensitively repaired and converted into a hotel.

23 Dec 2021
The Story of Gardening Museum
Architects: Stonewood Design
The Story of Gardening Museum UK
photo : Craig Auckland
The Story of Gardening Museum
The Story of Gardening Museum has been awarded a RIBA National Award 2021, a RIBA Southwest Sustainability Award 2021, and the Newt in Somerset have received the RIBA Southwest Client of the Year 2021. The Story of Gardening is located on the edge of a well-established small woodland area within the wider visitor attraction at The Newt in Somerset, near to Bruton.

17 Apr 2019
King’s School Music Department, Bruton
Architects: Levitt Bernstein
Kings School in Bruton Somerset
image courtesy of architects
King’s School in Bruton, Somerset
A disused corner of the school site has been transformed to create a new building for all of the school’s musical facilities, including teaching and rehearsal space, a recital hall and industry-specification recording suite.

1 Dec 2016
Watchet Foundry
Design: Invisible Studio, Architects
Watchet Foundry in Somerset
image courtesy of architects
Watchet Foundry Building Design
A cultural regeneration project for Watchet in Somerset, instigated by the Onion Collective CIC.

3 May 2016
RIBA Southwest Awards Winners in 2016 – Regional Award-winning buildings in Somerset:
Blackrock Quarry Training Centre, Portishead, Somerset:
Blackrock Quarry Training Centre
photograph : Simon Kennedy
RIBA Southwest Awards in 2016

30 Jul 2013
Castle Green Bridge, Taunton
Design: Moxon Architects
Castle Green Bridge Taunton
photo : Simon Kennedy
Castle Green Bridge
Moxon Architects have completed Castle Green Bridge, located in the grounds of a scheduled ancient monument, in the market town of Taunton. The Bridge has been shortlisted for a BCIA [British Construction Industry Award] as well as being shortlisted for an RIBA award and was the winner of the ACE [Association of Consulting Engineers] ‘Constructing Excellence Award’.

11 Jun 2013
Fortescue Fields, Norton St Philip
Design: ADAM Architecture
Fortescue Fields Norton St Philip Property
image : ADAM Architecture
Fortescue Fields
The first phase of a new mixed-use development, Fortescue Fields, in the heart of the Somerset hills in the village of Norton St Philip has just been completed. The new neighbourhood has been built on the site of a derelict chicken processing factory and extends one of the most attractive and desirable villages in the Southwest. Designed by Robert Adam of ADAM Architecture, the new area reflects and adds to the traditional character of Norton St Philip.

Somerset Buildings – Key Projects

Somerset Buildings, alphabetical:

Birnbeck Island & Pier, Weston-super-Mare
RIBA / Urban Splash Architecture Competition
Flacq Architects
Richards Partington Architects
Levitate Architecture & Design Studio
MOH Architects
Pierre d’Avoine with White Young Green Planning & Design

Entries: 95

Glastonbury Dance Platform
Design: Studio Weave
Glastonbury Dance Stage
image from architect
Glastonbury Dance Platform

Hadspen Parabola – Competition for a landscape design
Hadspen Parabola Somerset
picture from architect
Hadspen Parabola

Somerset College of Arts and Technology Building
Somerset Building

Taunton Castle Visitor centre – proposal
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
For Museum of Somerset
Planning approval Mar 2008
Existing building status: Grade I listed

Wells Cathedral School Arts Centre Competition
Richard Murphy Architects shortlisted

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier : Design Competition Winner
Angus Meek Architects
Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier

More Somerset Buildings welcome

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Eden Project, Cornwall
Design: Grimshaw Architects
Eden Project
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Somerset College Building architects : Architype

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