Design and Energy Consultancy
Claremont Senior School & SB10 Construction
Date of Completion
We were appointed to provide detailed design for a new 2-storey Art and Mathematics block in place of an existing single storey building. The building was designed by Robert Shreeve Associates who we collaborated with to create a minimalist but effective ventilation strategy for the school; with natural ventilation via opening windows and high-level roof ventilators and a centralised toilet extract system.
With no mains gas available in the rural location of the school campus, we specified a Highly Efficient Air Source Heat Pump system to provide space heating and hot water throughout the building. The school will benefit for the next 2 decades from additional income from the government in the form of Renewable Heat Incentive payments which makes innovative green technology more affordable for projects like this.
We were later appointed by SB10 Construction to provide a performance design for the new Performing Arts Studio to be built across campus. We extended the renewable heating system to serve the PAC and specified a multipurpose, expandable and adaptable lighting system for the Dance Studio and large Rehearsal Spaces.
Site infrastructure was limited and outdated. We offered additional value to the client through collaboration with our in-house validation engineers who provided an electrical load assessment. we then coordinated a major local network upgrade by UKPN and designing and installing a new Electrical intake room that will allow for future expansion across campus.