Wolverhampton City Council
BREEAM Excellent 2009
Highly Commended, Wood Awards 2009
RIBA National Award 2010
Civic Trust Award 2010
RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award 2010
BCSE Sustainable School of the Year Award 2010
This scheme is a new build, naturally ventilated, two class entry primary school.
During the design stage we developed a detailed thermal model using IES software to optimise the daylighting to the classrooms. We explored methods of introducing thermal mass to a timber framed building, through the use of heavyweight boarding to timber stud walls. The underfloor heating system uses a biomass boiler as the primary heat source with condensing gas fired boilers as back up. The natural ventilation strategy includes automatically controlled high level windows.
The building has achieved a BREEAM “Excellent” rating. It has won several awards including the prestigious RIBA Sorrell Schools Award 2010.