Sector: Education

Atrium Studio School

Project Description

A £2.7m 1,663m² 2-storey building, on South Dartmoor Academy’s existing secondary and sixth form school site, and built to EFA requirements.

The building will be used by 13-18 year old students, aspiring to professional careers in architecture, interior design, ecology, structural engineering, surveying and planning.

The building includes seven general teaching rooms, maths lab, science lab, arts room, creative arts studio, practical physics lab, CAD lab, kitchen, staff facilities and break-out spaces.

Accommodates specialist professional engineering equipment, latest technology and software as a part of FFE with supporting infrastructure.

Atrium School for students aged between 13 and 18 specialising in the built environment

Project Involvement

Undertook the detailed design of the mechanical and electrical services for this EFA development from initial feasibility through preparation of performance brief to final delivery of the design.

Full thermal and daylight modelling carried out to EFA standards, provided strategic advice in relation to the building form, fabric and orientation.

Captured the requirements of school FFE in the delivery of the final design.

Agreed scope of mechanical and electrical systems and produced detailed design of the heating, ventilation, lighting, emergency lighting, power installation for flexible teaching space, IT provision, BMS, security and CCTV.

Active participants in design team meetings and sustainability, accessibility, BREEAM, value and risk workshops Helped communicate agreed solutions clearly and coherently within the detailed tender documents.

Project Benefits

Throughout the project, we were in dialogue with the client to understand their value drivers and site requirements. We assisted in establishing the client brief to achieve their sustainability and accessibility aspirations on the limited budget.

Complete primary services distribution run in Revit MEP to coordinate services within the structure

Co-ordination of services to the specialist practical physics, creative laboratory and CAD studio to meet FFE requirements to deliver the specialist educational curriculum.

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