Schools

  • A new challenge

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Leicester Grammar and Leicester Grammar Junior Schools recently relocated to a purpose-built complex in South Leicestershire, which brings the two schools together on one 75 acre site to provide state-of-the-art educational facilities for boys and girls from the age of 3 up to 18. The modern complex consists of a 13,500m² two-storey building, containing a reception, hall and refectory in […]
  • Learning to live with the environment

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    “The Building Schools for the Future programme will provide world class learning environments to inspire and engage young minds” is what Gordon Brown said recently about the programme, which sums up its ultimate objective in a single statement. There has been much speculation about funding, design and construction of new schools which while very important, should not detract from the […]
  • Solutions for schools

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is the biggest-ever school buildings investment programme in the country and aims to rebuild or renew nearly every secondary school in England. It has created a unique opportunity for building consortia, specifiers and local authorities to create learning environments for children that are safe and secure, and where the buildings are easily and efficiently […]
  • Keeping control in the classroom

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Given that the government’s has stated its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality for schools by 2016, it’s clear that the education sector is to play a pivotal role in meeting the UK’s overall emissions targets. Many of these improvements in energy performance will be delivered through initiatives such as Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and the Primary Capital programme. […]
  • Never underestimate the kids

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    When the IT revolution commenced in earnest it was evident that the most able section of our society to absorb the new technology were the kids.  Their intuitive approach to all things new meant that the learning process was fast and easy for them, leaving the adults building technophobia barriers of “yes, but…why….how?”  In general we adults have now caught […]
  • A class act for school heating systems

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Most schools have sufficient year-round heat load to be ideal candidates for biomass heating. Around 90% of energy for school heating and hot water can be satisfied by biomass although this is a conservative estimate as, in real examples reviewed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), a boiler sized at 50% of the peak could deliver 95% […]
  • The importance of daylight

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Monodraught launched SunPipes in the UK 14 years ago and these proved an immediate success with schools both in the refurbishment of existing school buildings and to be incorporated into new school designs.  Architects and consultants were very quick to recognise the advantages of using SunPipes instead of conventional rooflights because of the advantages of eliminating the heat gain and […]
  • Providing a better learning environment

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    The ambitious BSF programme will see almost every school in England rebuilt or refurbished in the next 15 years. This investment is underpinned by Building Bulletin 101 which provides the regulatory framework in support of the Building Regulations for the adequate provision of ventilation in schools. It deals with the design of school buildings to meet the ventilation requirements of […]
  • CP takes control

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    CP Electronics has supplied lighting controls for use throughout the new state-of-the-art Wood View Learning Community, which includes the Whitleigh Community Primary School in Plymouth, Devon. The new campus has recently joined forces with two local schools Woodlands Special School and Sir John Hunt Community Sports College to provide a new complex, which will eventually be home to 1,500 children […]