Kimmeridge wins CABE New Build Award

Raymond Brown Building has won the CABE New Build Award 2017 for the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life building which is home to the Kimmeridge Trust’s Etches Collection of fossils. The award is presented to an organisation, individual or project that, in the opinion of the awards panel, has produced a leading edge, innovative and exemplary new build project.

Tim Godden and Ben Alford attended the awards ceremony in Warwickshire where they were very pleased to collect the award on behalf of Raymond Brown Building from the CABE President David Taylor and the evening host Charlie Luxton.

The new museum, whilst very modern in design and methods of construction, was clad with Dorset stone and natural slate roofing. It was partially set into the ground on a sharply sloping site, which enabled it to blend in with the local environment and provide uninterrupted views of the bay. The multi-functioning building also provides a function space for the local residents and an area for Steve Etches to continue his work with his fossil collection.

A huge well done to everyone involved for delivering a high quality building under testing conditions.
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