Client - The Canterbury Academy Trust
The project comprised the construction of a new teaching block to provide the school with 4 additional general teaching spaces to replace a dilapidated 1970 modular building. The 1st floor and the ground floor house specialist education accommodation for The National Autistic Society who co-funded the project. This centre provides a purpose-built facility for supporting young people with autism whilst having the benefit of being within the larger school population of a successful education provider.
The installation of a standalone fully renewable heating system, including under floor heating throughout covering two floors. Design and installation of WC/bathroom facilities and fully fitted kitchen area. External drainage and external taps.
On recommendation a Nibe air source heat pump was installed, a renewable solution to upgrade the old existing conventional heating system, using the roof space to accommodate the heat pump unit. The rooms are heated throughout by UFH which creates a comfortable temperature in each room. The room temperature is controlled by sensors with a central bank of thermostats so heating is kept at a constant temperature and can't be controlled by students.
The Kitchen area and bathrooms were completely fitted creating facilities for students and staff to use.