Our engineering consultants have provided multidisciplinary services on three schools in Blackburn and Darwen as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme. In order to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards and meet very stringent low-carbon energy targets, sustainability was an inherent part of the project development.
Our scheme for Pleckgate High School created a ‘smart’ solution, with integrated building and non-building service systems, which now provides modern, highly flexible teaching space.
The project also includes a standalone Energy Centre with biomass plant and storage, enhanced sports facilities and integrated external space. Each stage of our design and procurement process was carried out with comprehensive consultation involving the local authority, community, school teachers and pupils.