Novium Museum RIBA Regional Award 2014

9 may 2014 : The Novium Museum Chichester wins RIBA Regional Award 2014

The Novium Museum In Chichester West Sussex  received an RIBA Regional Award 2014 at a ceremony held at Mercedes Benz world in Surrey last night. The accolade was presented to Keith Williams Architects’ director Richard Brown in recognition of the project’s excellence in design.

The project now becomes eligible for an RIBA National Award.

Councillor Myles Cullen, cabinet minster at Chichester District Council, KWA’s Client, said ”The Novium is a stunning building and we are delighted at the recognition it is getting for its design. This award is tremendous news.”

The new museum, designed by Keith Williams Architects, after winning the 2007 RIBA design competition,  is located in Tower Street, Chichester in the city’s historic core and in line sight of the city’s cathedral. The Novium sits above the extant remains of the city’s Roman baths which date from the Flavian period (1st century AD) and have been excavated and are on display in their original location in the Novium’s main entrance gallery.

Keith Williams commented, ”These awards are extremely difficult to win and are only given to the very best projects in any region. Building contemporary architecture in historic cities is always a great challenge and the Novium was no exception. The award is testament to the faith invested in us and the project by our clients Chichester District Council and it is most rewarding that the Novium has been celebrated in this way”