Radstock Schools - Bath

As part of a rationalisation of primary education in Radstock, B&NES Council procured two new primary schools to replace four existing schools. Auxilium provided the complete engineering design for the two schools under a design and construct partnering contract, the first to be awarded by the Council.

The schools are designed to make a positive educational link with their environments, one located on a hill and one in a river valley. The buildings were largely prefabricated using a common, modular system of timber framing for programme efficiency and environmental sustainability. Nevertheless each has a distinctly individual character due to careful consideration of the layout and links to the external environment.

Project Summary
M&E Services Value: £2.1m
Sector: Education
Services Provided: M&E Design
Client: Bath & North East  Somerset Council
Main Contractor: Warings

The buildings are also super-insulated, naturally ventilated and daylit with very low energy consumption in use. The schools have proved hugely popular with the children, teachers and parents alike, engendering a new sense of civic pride in a deprived community.

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