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Sir Thomas Fremantle Academy

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Kier Construction

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Building Services Design

This new build academy school has been developed on a greenfield site in the village of Winslow in Buckinghamshire.
As well as general teaching accommodation the school also includes a sports hall with fitness studio, dining room, dance
studio main hall and science classrooms.

The new school building needed to be designed to meet current EFA guidelines as well as Building Bulletins and Building Regulations.

BSD carried out the thermal modelling and overheat calculations under the new more stringent TM52 Dynamic Thermal Comfort regulations and modelled the building to pass the necessary
criteria. We also modelled the daylight implications to meet the EFA’s Climate Board Daylight criteria which involved close liaison with the architect to determine window sizes and room finishes.
The school has also been designed to provide natural ventilation to general teaching spaces, tempered to meet EFA guidelines.  This has been achieved through using the Jaga Oxygen Ventilation
System, where room CO2 levels are monitored and dampers are opened, connecting to fresh air ventilators permitting air to pass over a finned radiator heating coil before being blown into the
space. All of the components are contained within the radiators’ casing.

The project is being completed in BIM Level 2 with models being populated with the relevant data in accordance with the MIDP (Master Information Delivery Plan) for the project. This enables
us to meet the COBie data drops so that the Main Contractor can extract information as necessary.

The school will benefit from automatically controlled LED lighting systems throughout and is due for completion in early 2017.

Kier Construction, the Main Contractor, were very pleased with the outcome of this process.