North Birmingham Academy

Location Birmingham, United Kingdom
Services Building services and fire engineering, sustainable design and acoustics
Sector Education 
Client Lendlease
Architect Nicholas Hare Architects
Imagery © Paul Arthur

Alec Stewart

T +44 (0)121 262 2720

North Birmingham  Academy is a new 10,400m² school building located on the site of an existing school in the outskirts of Birmingham.

Cundall has been involved with Lendlease and Nicholas Hare since the outset of the scheme to advise on services and environmental issues and help develop the concepts for the redevelopment of the site. This was included for sustainability and renewable technologies advice, as well as acoustic and fire engineering consultancy services.

Cundall was novated to the successful M&E sub-contractor, Lorne Stewart, to undertake the remaining detailed design and provide fully coordinated 1:50 M&E services working drawings.

The scheme was also eligible for the DSCF’s carbon reduction funding, and Cundall developed an energy and renewable strategy that was tailored to suit the scheme.. The scheme was completed in September 2013 and achieved a BREAM rating of ‘very good’.

"The success of the project has been down to the willingness of everyone involved, to have round the table discussions, drawing on individual experience and expertise, to identify and resolve design issues early on. Working with Lendleases’ supply chain has allowed us to involve subcontractors in developing solutions prior to issues arising on site..."
John Jeffery, Nicholas Hare Architects LLP

  •  Shortlisted for Celebrating Construction 2013 - West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards for Integration and Collaborative Working.