Downview Primary School

This project involves the extension of a 2FE to 3FE primary school to increase the students population from 420 to 630 from pupils aged 4-11. This development includes the demolition of previous buildings and the creation of a new classroom block to accommodate 12 classrooms, an SEN therapy/MI room and main entrance. Extension and alterations are also required to the main hall, staff room and administration areas.

Elementa have undertaken concept and detailed design for this basic needs new block expansion achieving a highly cost effective and energy efficient design. The building is naturally ventilated, heated by high efficiency gas boilers and radiators and incorporates extensive use of modern LED lighting within teaching spaces combined with daylight dimming and absence detection.

Elementa modelled the natural ventilation solution using dynamic model simulation to optimise the building form for most cost effective yet attaining good internal environmental conditions. The building complies to Part L 2013 plus a 40% reduction in TER (beyond ADL2A 2010) with additional contribution via an extensive roof mounted PV array.

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