A scheme for the construction of a secondary school to accommodate up to 850 pupils in years 7 to 11 for the States of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The new building facilitates the needs for ASD, MLD, SpLD, ADD, ADHD, Vi & Hi pupils and is organised in a typical fingerblock configuration. This enables a flexible learning environment to suit modern teaching styles and a powerful sense of identity to enhance an atmosphere that is happy, friendly, united, successful and forward thinking. Locating all accommodation within a single building encourages a cohesive subject focused curriculum that also houses integrated community facilities and learning spaces located in clusters along the main internal street.
The school facility targets a BREEAM International “Very Good” Rating with orientation, fenestration and solar shading designed to utilise the latest climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) procedures to ensure maximum natural light, supplemented by low energy LED lighting when required.
The thermal envelope looks to exceed current UK requirements as part of a “fabric first” approach. A hybrid heating system is incorporated so that it can utilise the most cost-efficient available energy source available on the island, along with use of Photovoltaic Panels, Solar Thermal collectors and Air Source Heat Pumps.