What we are doing:
Phase 1 Works Completed:
- Design and build of new school
- Associated services, including drainage and external sprinkler housing
- Improvements to the external highway, including crossing point and commercial entrance
- Partial external works
Phase 2 works to be completed:
- Demolition of existing school following R&D survey and removal of asbestos containing materials
- Construction of new outdoor play areas and infrastructure works. This will include a Multi-Use Games Court (MUGA), full landscaping scheme, new playing field to FA Under 9’s standard, nature trail and adjacent enhanced habitat area
- External works, drainage and improvements
- Onsite parking and remaining highway improvements
- Demolition of existing mobile classroom
Key things we had to consider:
Standards to be achieved:
- Passivhaus Certification
- BREEAM Excellent Certification
- LABC (Local Authority Building Control)
Community benefits from the building:
- Some of the external areas will be used by the community outside of school hours to meet the needs of the wider community
- Provided improved indoor and outdoor space to deliver and enhance the Foundation Phase Curriculum and play opportunities for all pupils
- Improved environment for pupils, teachers and other school staff
- Improved access to the school along with parking and drop off/pick up areas due to the site’s location on a busy residential road with minimal parking facilities
- Meet current and future demand for pupil places at the school.
- The school has been designed using the fabric first principles and is to achieve Passivhaus Certification and a BREEAM Excellent rating.
- The building will maintain energy efficiency with no need for bolt-on, complex renewable energy devices.
- The building will achieve a guaranteed performance over its lifespan, with no need for additional maintenance.
- The building will use less energy.
- The staff and children will benefit from a simple, economical and easy-to-use building that requires minimal upkeep.