Remodelling and major rebuild of the school campuses.
Hulley & Kirkwood provided the M&E design for Leicester Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme. At a combined cost of £62m, the three new builds had to deliver a low energy and carbon approach without compromising the academic environment or progressive IT policy of the Council. The schools; Rushey Mead, City of Leicester College and Crown Hills Community Campus were delivered in conjunction with Miller Construction UK on a Design and Build basis and represents Hulley & Kirkwood’s continuing expertise in the schools/education sectors.
Rushey Mead School
The £16m project provides 8,600sqm accommodation for its 1500 pupils. The construction involved the major reconfiguration of the existing campus and included the provision of £6m Sports England training facilities.
The low energy school was designed to meet Carbon 60 requirements and incorporates biofuel driven Combined Heat and Power plant.
City of Leicester College
The college hosts 900, 11-18 year old students and includes a dedicated Sixth Form facility complete with the very latest ICT equipment.
At £24m, the 12,800sqm College provides a progressive M&E solution incorporating evaporative cooling and mixed mode ventilation throughout to ensure the low carbon and energy credentials do not compromise the academic and teaching environment.
Crown Hills Community Campus
The campus was designed to have 3 discrete learning zones interconnected with a school street providing the archetypal campus layout.
At £22m the 11,600sqm facility caters for the sports specialism and hosts a state-of-the-art fitness suite, boasts a centre for excellent cricket pitches and an 8 court multi-purpose sports facility.