Entries by Lyn

RELOCATION OF DENTAL SCHOOL

The University of Bristol has revealed new plans to relocate its Dental School to the city centre to provide new future-fit teaching and research facilities. Global design practice BDP has supported the University of Bristol with a feasibility study to identify a suitable new site for the Dental School as well as designing the chosen […]

The cost of empty school buildings

A former Wirral school building which is lying empty and costing the council huge sums of money may be brought back into use. Last night’s meeting of Wirral Council’s Children, Young People and Education Committee heard that the former Kingsway Academy building, on Birket Avenue in Leasowe, could be adopted by Clare Mount School, currently […]

Overcoming design challenges

Overcoming design challenges for Gateshead’s new flagship state-of-the-art special school   The lighting design of Gibside School, Gateshead’s new flagship state-of-the-art special needs primary school, wasn’t without its challenges. Vaulted and unique ceiling designs were soon overcome by the design team at Thorn Lighting. The team prepared a full interior and exterior lighting design layout […]

Work Completes at Crosfields School

Work has completed on a £5m building project at a leading co-educational, independent day school in Reading, which will extend its provision to children up to 16 years-old.   The school formerly catered for pupils aged three to 13, but as a result of the work, Crosfields School now has a new state-of-the-art senior school […]

NEW SCHOOL – ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

BRAND-NEW £11M PRIMARY SCHOOL TO PROVIDE 420 SCHOOL PLACES FOR AYLESBURY Work on the development of a brand-new £11m primary school in Aylesbury has now completed, being delivered on time and on budget for Buckinghamshire Council. Kingsbrook View Primary Academy, which is run by the Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust, will provide 420 school places and […]

1st Net Zero School for Somerset

A NEW £7.3million primary school planned for Taunton is set to become Somerset’s first net zero carbon school. The 420-place school, which includes a 60-place nursery, will serve the Orchard Grove housing development in Comeytrowe. It will be fossil fuel free and use air source heat pumps and excellent air tightness to keep the building […]

Temporary Boilers – Quality Matters

  Quality and compliance are key requirements in the construction industry. It is why temporary boiler companies must have a team of design experts on hand to ensure both of these requirements are never compromised for the benefit of public safety. Steve Warne from Ideal Heat Solutions gives insight into the importance of selecting a […]

New Schools for New Homes

£624m to kick-start housing projects across the country New public money focussing on unlocking brownfield land to pave the way for up to 116,000 new homes has been announced by the government. The £624m funding is available to all housebuilders particularly SMEs to help them pay for key infrastructure such as public transport and new […]

COP26: Let’s Go Zero, representing 700 UK schools

Photo: Students at Corpus Christi Primary school in Glasgow with the climate change plan they prepared for COP. Like thousands of schools, they have done all the easy eco-wins, but need government support to make the big decarbonisation changes to become zero carbon. Credit: Corpus Christi Primary School   COP26: Let’s Go Zero, representing 700 […]

Technology can be harnessed to provide Safer Schools

A study has been launched into the feasibility of using air cleaners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in 30 primary schools in Bradford.  It is a major investigation into how environmental technology could be harnessed to provide safer, healthier spaces. The study is investigating two different approaches to disinfecting the air with the use […]