Sector: Education

Scott Medical and Healthcare College, Plymouth

Project Description

2050m2 Scott Medical and Health College is a new education facility that will primarily train healthcare professionals of the future between the ages of 13-19 in specialist areas of medical learning.

The college is on the EFA framework, and sponsored by Stoke Damerel Community College. Partners of the school include; Livewell Southwest, Plymouth University Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Plymouth NHS Hospitals Trust, the city’s biggest employer.

The college consists of a variety of state-of-the-art teaching spaces, collaborative/break-out areas, a gym and a modern central atrium distributed across its three storeys.

The design includes high-quality ventilation systems provided for the purposes of controlling indoor air quality and summer time overheating in accordance with CIBSE TM52 and the Educational Funding Agency (EFA) requirements.

The new £4.32m facility intends to pioneer and set a precedent to the healthcare sector by engaging students in specialist areas of medical learning

Project Involvement

Undertook the mechanical and electrical building services design from RIBA Stage 1 (Preparation and brief) through to RIBA Stage 4a (Technical Design).

Optimised the building’s facades using Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) to effectively enhance the internal environment for the building occupants.

Undertook a full internal lighting study, utilising the LENI indicator to benchmark compliance against approved document L2A.

LTHW heating is generated by two high efficiency gas fired boiler coupled in parallel to provide duty assist/standby operation.

Underfloor heating provided via heating pipe coil layouts to achieve the desired floor outputs. Zone control is provided to WC areas and the atrium independently.

High-efficiency LED luminaires have been installed throughout the college complete with intelligent and automatic energy saving controls.

The college boasts a main focal point in the atrium, a high-level LED architectural rings that have been suspended rom the ceiling, providing both adequate lighting levels and a welcoming school entrance.

Project Benefits

The College achieved compliance with the EFA’s energy target and exceeded that required in Part L of the Building Regulations.

Worked with the main contractor, Kier, as part of a collaborative design team, to address spatial requirements, primary distribution routes and solve co-ordination issues.

Utilised Revit MEP to inform the Building Information Model and delivered fully co-ordinated detailed design information.

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