As one of the world’s best known and best loved chefs, a campaigner for education and health, not to mention a man whose heart lies in family values, designing a restaurant for Jamie Oliver was always going to demand huge commitment, integrity, creativity and imagination.

Today, an esteemed panel of judges met at the headquarters of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (appropriately in the President’s Dining Room!), and it was very clear that picking a winner was going to be tough.

The four designs that made the final were inspiring, and the young people that pulled their very individual projects together are incredible role models to the next generation of Design, Engineering and Construction professionals.

Our judges represented a whole range of built environment disciplines, all with years of experience in their chosen field. Two themes were repeated throughout the day:

“I have to keep reminding myself how young these students are!”

“This is as good as some of the work I see in industry!”

With superb submissions from Clacton Coastal Academy, Drummond High School – Edinburgh, St Ambrose Barlow RC High School – Salford, St Mary’s College – Derry, the judges focused hard on the Design Brief, created by the actual Jamie’s Italian Design Team.

Inevitably, there had to be a winner, as is true in any professional design competition and judges heralded the quality of submission entered by the two strong team from Clacton Coastal Academy.

The Design Jamie's winning entry by Clacton Coastal Academy

So it’s… Complimenti e ben fatto Clacton – la squadra vincitrice!

And a big mention for Drummond High School, whom the judges felt needed a special Altamente lodato…
Full story with judges’ feedback coming soon…

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