Case Study: The King’s School
The design and construction of a new primary school in New Yatt, Witney. The new building, adjacent to the existing King’s School building is generally of brick and block construction with some elevations being finished in natural stone.
- The main hall is built with a structural steel frame
- Roof construction is part trussed roof and part traditional cut roof.
- Roof finishes are Atlas artificial Cotswold slates to sloping roofs with Cefil single ply membrane to flat areas.
- External windows and doors are purpose made timber manufactured by Arden Windows.
- Finishes include H R Johnson prismatic wall tiles, Heckmondwyke
- Carpet and Altro safety flooring.
Various innovative and low impact design features have been included in the scheme these include:-
- Rainwater harvesting
- Air source heat pumps
- CHP plant
- Passive Ventilation
- Solatube lighting
- Sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS).
The design and construction has been assessed under BREEAM (the Building Research Establishments Environmental Assessment Method) achieving a rating of ‘VERY GOOD’ on 18th February 2011.
The building achieved an energy performance asset rating of B (44 points) this is partly due to the high levels of insulation and other energy saving features.
…the team were considerate of our requirements and worked hard to fit the programme around the key dates of our school calendar.
- Matt Biddlescombe, Oxfordshire Communities Churches
May I say how pleased I am to see the account and the build carried out in such a professional way. It has been a pleasure to work with you.
- Stephen Treloar MBEng MRICS MaPs MCarb, Senior Partner, Treloars