Redwell Primary School is a new school development in a prime location within Alloa, amalgamating two existing schools in the local area, and is a key project for Clackmannanshire Council and East Central Hub.
The new building, which will accommodate 444 pupils, will feature teaching spaces arranged across a single level, as well as a Nursery and a range of enhanced PE facilities, including a two court Games Hall.
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle successfully performed the following roles;
Building Services Engineers and Sustainability Consultants.
A Very Good BREEAM rating and a ‘B+’ EPC energy rating were delivered for this school.
A key driver was to fall in line with the SFT Reference School programmes which required the overall cost / programmes targets to be achieved fully.
Taking account of the Councils estate wide strategy we were involved at the early stage of the project to determine such areas as orientation of the school, external wall and window materials, which then allowed us to minimise the building services solutions.
Pre-fabrication was a key driver for this project with the building being part timber kit, part steel. Services were designed to allow the use of pre-fabricated services modules to be utilised.
These solutions then got developed in conjunction with the rest of the design team to BIM Level 2, which resulted in a much more detailed product going to site and in turn greatly reduced on site issues such as clashes and abortive works.