Park Lane Primary School

The project involved the expansion of Park Lane Primary School from a one form entry to a two form entry by remodelling of the existing building and extending the school by providing a new build extension. The new extension includes a nursery, main hall, library, teaching and admin areas. Phasing was carefully considered with the new sections connecting back into existing buildings, keeping such buildings fed and fully usable during the works.

Elementa provided mechanical, electrical and public health design for the project. This includes hot/cold water, heating, ventilation, energy, security and data, public health and low energy lighting design. The scope for sustainability was to provide BREEAM Very Good and 15% reduction in CO2 from Low Carbon Technologies.

This was achieved by producing a dynamic thermal model to optimise the heating and ventilation and analyse renewable technology options. The final solution consisted of an air source heat pump to supply underfloor heating and supplemented by roof mounted photovoltaic panels.

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