Sector: Education

Callington Nursery

Project Description

SDS worked with Cornwall Council on this project to provide a nursery on the industrial estate for working parents in the Callington area

A single storey building and enclosed garden, offers nursery care for up to 30 children

The aspiration was a for delivery of a very low carbon building

Callington Nursery is a safe area within the industrial estate, providing pre-school education and nursery care for up to 30 children

Project Involvement

Detailed design of the building mechanical and electrical engineering services

Full production of detailed design information

Project Benefits

The Nursery achieved BREEAM Excellent

Thermal modelling carried out to demonstrate the building does not suffer from summertime overheating.The model also provided annual energy estimates

Daylight modelling to achieve the daylight factors required by the Surestart design guide. The resulting design provided a light and airy nursery space

Absence detection on internal lighting

Air source heat pumps, offering low maintenance and reduced fuel requirements, to supply underfloor heating

Two solar thermal hot water system panels on roof were provided to reduce carbon emissions against target

Automatic BMS control systems were installed

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