Performing Arts School.
Hulley and Kirkwood were appointed by MITIE Engineering to provide M&E design for the new £16m secondary school at St Stephen in Cornwall. The new school has been designed to accommodate 750 pupils aged 11-16, as well as additional facilities for a 15 place assisted resource base facility.
The 6600m² of new accommodation has key design elements including the provision of daylight into the deep plan areas of the central street, ground source heat pumps linked to the underfloor heating systems and solar thermal panels to produce the majority of the hot water. One interesting development was the use of the solar thermal panels to recharge the ground temperatures for the ground source heat pumps.