Brock Carmichael won the bid through open competition set by the school. As well as the most recent design of the new Dining Hall, BCA have been contracted to carry out the design as part of an over-arching Ruthin School Masterplan.
Ruthin School site is located to the East outskirts of Ruthin adjacent to A494 Mold Road and to the West is Bryn Earl housing estate. The site is also most westerly ridge of the Welsh hills overlooking the plains of Denbighshire to the East.
Ruthin School can trace its origins back to 1284 when Edward I built a castle and with it a garrison chapel which was later assimilated by St Peter’s Church however the main building dates from 1890’s.
The character is intended to be similar to luxury restaurants across the world. Internal finishes will be of exceptional quality and design, similar in standard to the Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong. Floors are to be a mixture of carpeted and hard flooring, chairs are to be softly furnished and sound proofing is to be well designed as part of the interior theme.
The kitchen will serve a variety of international cuisine to suit an array of religions and tastes. Students who attend the school are from 52 different countries, the client wished that the dining hall shall be ‘…a home away from home’ and as such the menu is proposed to reflect international dishes, especially Asian cuisine as a majority of students are from East Asia.