Location Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Services Building services, civil and structural engineering
Client EC Education Services
Architect Howarth Litchfield Partnership
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The new academy in South Middlesbrough comprises approximately 12,000m2 of teaching and ancillary space. It was constructed in the grounds of an existing school, which remained operational throughout the contract period.
The design took full advantage of passive measures with natural stack ventilation and cross ventilation of the classrooms and daylighting via clerestory glazing on the upper floor.
Thermal modelling was undertaken on the performance of natural ventilation to the IT classrooms, which demonstrated that with the addition of some low power assisted fans, the DX cooling system could be deleted.
Flexibility was inherent in the design of the ICT & AV infrastructure, with the building being provided with a comprehensive ICT & AV wiring installation throughout.
The structure was steel framed with the use of Metsec to form the internal coat of the external walls. This allowed first fix activities to commence 8 weeks earlier than originally planned and contributed to the completion of the Academy only 18 months after the appointment of the design team.
Bede Academy provides nursery, primary and secondary provision across two sites in Blyth on the Northumberland coast. The new layout is over three storeys in order to minimise take up of valuable site area on this restricted site.
The new building at Bryanston School contains five physics teaching laboratories, five biology teaching laboratories, seven mathematics classrooms and a new 150-seat lecture theatre. Bryanston School is located in impressive private grounds of mature landscape.
Excelsior Academy is a new-build academy, located in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne. The academy site was previously local authority housing, recently cleared. This project represents one of the largest Academy projects undertaken in the UK to date.
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