Sector: Education

Shakespeare Primary School, Plymouth

Project Description

£6m new build two form entry school with nursery for Plymouth City Council with contractor Interserve

The school achieved a BREEAM very good rating

The services included:
– ground source heat pump heating
– rainwater recovery
– domestic services
– sprinkler installation
– heat recovery ventilation
– low energy lighting
– IT infrastructure
– security and small power

A full thermal model has been carried out in
compliance with BB101 and Building Regulation L2

A full daylight model was prepared and used to
prepare optimal lighting proposals

Shakespeare Primary School opened its doors in September 2009 after merging Chaucer and West Park Primary Schools

Project Involvement

Detailed Design of the mechanical & electrical engineering services, thermal modelling, daylight modelling and BREEAM compliance

Project Benefits

The school was developed to incorporate low energy design which are being used to demonstrate sustainability as a teaching aid

The BMS system is linked to the school to allow download of energy logs for assessment

A display is provided in reception to allow current energy usage to be displayed in real time

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