Cirencester College, Digital Campus

Project: Cirencester College, Digital Campus 
Client: Cirencester College
Project Role: Building Service Engineer
Working with: MEA Construction Consultants
Value: £4M

Cirencester College offers a wide variety of courses in A-levels, Vocational, T-levels and Apprenticeships, the development of the Digital Centre to improve of access to digital technology as this ever growing and changing area of studies for the future with the creation of spaces that are flexible enough to respond to changes in the curriculum.

To accommodate the Digital Centre on the campus, the existing temporary teaching accommodation and changing rooms, in the location of the new building, was demolished. The project entailed the construction of a new three storey school building formed around a central atrium. The ground floor comprises of a communal Huddle Space, Computer Lab and Isolation offices, with the upper floors accommodating for the intended flexible classroom facilities. The construction of the internal space has been designed to provide greater open area learning spaces for students. 

We carried out MEP design up to RIBA Stage 3 including Thermal Modelling, Sustainability Report, Daylight Assessment Report, BB101 Class Vent and Class Cool Calculations and input into the BREEAM Strategy for the new build. Subsequent to this, we were novated to Sub-Contractor, for whom we progressed the project to RIBA Stage 4 Technical Design at BIM Level 2 including spatial coordination, design calculations and equipment schedules to allow the MEP Contractor to produce Installation drawings. The Digital Centre has been designed to achieve the necessary reduction in CO2 emissions as defined by Building Regulation Part L. The energy consumption is to be assessed using the BRUKL Compliance Method for new buildings as per Part L2A of the Building Regulations.

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