Ruthin School Dining Hall, North Wales
Ruthin School is located on the outskirts of Ruthin adjacent to the most westerly ridge of the Welsh hills overlooking the plains of Denbighshire and the dining hall makes the most of these spectacular views
Originally founded in 1284, with the main building dating from the 1890s, Ruthin School provides first-class educational opportunities for day and full boarding pupils ranging from age 10–20. Pupil numbers at the independent school have now risen to 360 requiring larger, more modern facilities.
The new dining hall has been designed to take advantage of the magnificent views across the Welsh Hills. Its character is intended to be similar to luxury restaurants across the world. Internal finishes are of exceptional quality and design, similar in standard to the Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong.
Students who attend the school are from 52 different countries so the kitchen had to be designed to serve a variety of international cuisines to suit an array of religions and tastes with many students from East Asia.
The project was highly commended - Specifi Project of the Year Award 2019.