In response to a growing population, Peterborough City Council has undertaken a school places expansion programme. As part of this, the new 420 place Welland Primary School was constructed on the site of a previous primary school. The new school has double the capacity of the previous school, with two form entry, and includes 14 classrooms, hall space, and new sports and playgrounds. Project value: circa £7.5m.
From the outset, the client and project team wanted to create an inspiring and sustainable learning environment. To ensure these requirements were met, we were appointed to undertake a BREEAM Assessment, with a target of Very Good.
Innovative environmental technologies such as rainwater harvesting, a biomass boiler and a green sedum roof were included, and solar panels enable the school to produce its own energy. SRL worked closely with Kier Construction throughout the project, and a BREEAM Very Good rating was achieved.
The project has since been awarded the ‘Construction – Technical Innovation/Sustainability’ award at the Peterborough Development and Environment Awards 2012.