Littleborough Community Primary School has become the first net zero school to be rebuilt under the Department for Education (DfE) School Rebuilding Programme.

Built by Wates, the 2,243sq m two-storey project has been constructed on land within the existing Littleborough campus. It will provide 14 new classrooms, a library, a new sports/assembly hall, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and a 420-place primary school providing 60 places for each year group along with a 26-place nursery.

The school is net zero carbon in operation (NZCiO), thanks to measures including an optimised thermal envelope with increased insulation and large, triple glazed windows to maximise daylight together with rooflights and lightwells, enhanced ventilation and Photovoltaic solar panels.

The project is the first to be completed as part of the DfE’s School Rebuilding Programme – a 10-year scheme of works which is seeing the rebuilding or refurbishment of 500 schools and sixth form colleges across the country, transforming learning environments for pupils and teachers.

Construction started in September 2021 with all works carried out while the existing school was still in operation.

 

Source: Rochdale Online

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