The new Pimlico Academy, designed by Architecture PLB, was one of the three sample schools for Westminster’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The visual and performing arts college’s assembly hall provides a focal point of the development with its faceted angular exterior. This was formed using a VMZINC standing seam façade in Quartz-Zinc® which complements the glazing and red brick of adjacent structures. The project won ‘Best Community Project’ at the 2011 LABC London District Surveyors’ Association Awards. It also replaced the controversial original building designed by John Bancroft.