BCI Building Project of the Year (up to £3m)

Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxfordshire | Niall McLaughlin Architects

The winning entry in an RIBA design competition has resulted in a new chapel which delights its users. Constructed primarily of high quality stone externally and timber within, it was completed while the college remained fully operational.
This project was a severe challenge to deliver on a number of counts, as the joint venture commissioning authority, comprising the Sisters of Begbroke and Ripon College, had no previous development experience. Also, there were the further challenges of getting planning permission in a green belt area and to construct a chapel, a type of building for which today’s construction industry has a very limited track record.

Judges' comment:
"Exquisite architectural design and detailing, with extraordinary attention to detail."

Source: New Civil Engineer