Rainbow SEN School


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This project involved the conversion and extension of a 4 storey Victorian Villa into a specialist SEN School for children with autism. Specialist provisions include full DDA compliance the allowance for potential future expansion of the school. The school will cater for 50 students with a ratio of 1:1 teaching staff.

Elementa provided mechanical, electrical, energy and public health engineering services for this project including access control, CCTV & fire strategy. In terms of sustainability, the aim for this project was to achieve a very energy efficient school. In order to achieve this Elementa have produced energy option appraisals and dynamic thermal modelling to inform design decisions regards the most appropriate building materials, renewable technologies, ventilation strategies and heating solutions for the scheme.

These measures contributed to the delivery of very energy efficient school facilities. Sustainable technologies include natural ventilation, solar hot water, energy management metering and recording, natural daylighting complimented by low energy lighting with energy saving controls considered where appropriate.

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