Sustainable timber framed sixth form building for Fairmead School.

This new sixth form building provides a spacious two-storey building with large entrance atrium and generous teaching spaces on both floors, accessed by a passenger lift. Fordingbridge worked closely with the client to deliver a full turnkey package of design, planning and completion on site, on time and on budget. The building has many special features including:

  • Large glazed entrance atrium
  • Large open plan classrooms on both floors
  • Eye-catching external canopy
  • Passenger lift
  • Disabled WC
  • Generous storage space
  • Wildflower green meadow roof
  • Thermowood cladding

Sustainable building features include:

  • A hybrid steel and sustainably sourced FSC accredited glulaminated timber-frame
  • Low maintenance, highly insulated, composite panel walls and roof; joints are sealed for air tightness to reduce heat loss from the building
  • An underfloor heating system supplied by an air sourced heat pump; this system provides a comfortable even heat with exceptionally low-energy demand
  • Argon filled double glazed window units with low emission coating
  • Automatic PIR controlled lighting system

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Fairmead School sustainable building Fordingbridge
Fairmead School sustainable building Fordingbridge
Fairmead School sustainable building Fordingbridge
Fairmead School sustainable building Fordingbridge
Fairmead School sustainable building Fordingbridge
Fairmead School sustainable building Fordingbridge

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