Sector: Education

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (IKB) Studio School

Project Description

A £2.5m 300 pupil 1,829m², 2-storey school building, on the existing Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust site situated to the east side of Keynsham

The building, designed to Education Funding Agency (EFA) requirements, caters for pupils aged between 14 to 18, studying for careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM)

Constructed to include two general teaching rooms, maths lab, two science labs, science pods, lecture theatre, enterprise space, CAD/CAM, metalwork, general workshop, kitchen, staff facilities and break-out spaces

Accommodated specialist professional engineering equipment to support the curriculum to deliver education for STEM subjects towards the central sanctuary

New teaching facility for STEM subjects to provide a ‘word class experience’ for every student

Project Involvement

Undertook the performance design of the mechanical and electrical services for this EFA development

The scope included initial feasibility, preparation of performance brief and technical advisor reviewing the detailed package of design information

Full thermal and daylight modelling, to EFA standards, providing strategic advice in relation to the building form, fabric and orientation

Delivery of ventilation and daylight strategies to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) specifications

Captured the requirements of STEM teaching fixtures, fitting and equipment in the delivery of the performance design documents

Active participants in design team meetings and the sustainability, accessibility, BREEAM, value and risk workshops

Communicated the agreed solutions in a clear and coherent manner for stakeholder sign-off

Project Benefits

Performance design prepared in Revit MEP to co-ordinate with the building and structure to remove risk of clashes

Liaison with school representatives to capture equipment requirements in the tender documentation

Co-ordination of services to specialist scientific engineering equipment, specialist laboratory equipment, and specialist ICT services

Worked as part of the collaborative design and construction team to deliver the project proposals within the limitation of EFA cost constraints

Undertook benchmark design of thermal and daylight modelling in order to meet challenging EFA specification requirements

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