Bournemouth School

Expansion including Dining Hall
Bournemouth School
Project Role:
Building Services Design
Working with: 
Kendall Kingscott Architects
Circa £5.5 million

Bournemouth School, an oversubscribed selective secondary school in Bournemouth, with co-educational sixth-form provision, required expansion and improvement to provide additional places across its seven-year groups.

A phased improvement development scheme was proposed making use of funding streams and requiring supporting reports for each application stage.

Smith Consult will be involved from conception stage through to completion. The project is currently being tendered for completion in 2021.

The project provides a new 3-storey block to accommodate a dining hall, sixth‐form common room, a commercial kitchen, six classrooms and auxiliary spaces, such as toilets and circulation. This new block extends from the existing main school building, enhancing access routes to the new block via linked corridors. The scheme replaces an underutilised basement area beneath the playground. Due to the nature of the sloping site, the block will be built into the ground and accessible from both levels.

In line with the School’s sustainability approach, the building design was developed with a fabric and form first approach. We have undertaken Low Zero Carbon Report, Thermal Modelling and Daylight Analysis. Building services were selected in order to reduce CO2 emissions, sizing equipment to match the energy loads, maximising energy efficiency and adopting user friendly controls. This included MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery) ventilation to the Classrooms in accordance with BB101 2018 requirements.

Photovoltaic (PV) panels have been allowed to further decrease the site impact on the environment and reliance on network power.

The project has been developed using REVIT design software along side the Architects BIM software.

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