Crosfields School featured in Architect’s Journal

May 16th, 2022

Crosfields School featured in Architect’s Journal

One of CBG Consultants’ projects – Crosfields School – has been showcased in Architect’s Journal.

A private co-educational school in the heart of Reading, Crosfields uses a two-storey curved structure, which protects trees on the site, creates solar shading, and utilises cross-laminated timber to substantially reduce embodied carbon.

CBG Consultants were engaged to design an energy-efficient Senior School Building, that includes a Café, Performance Space, Teaching classrooms, Library, Welfare Hub, and Academic resources.

Two girls walk in a school hall made of cross laminated timber Cross laminated timber

In collaboration with David Miller Architects, CBG provided the M&E, Lighting, Building physics, BIM aspects and RIBA Stage 4C Design Information. Sustainable solutions included a brise soleil façade to help reduce overheating during the summer months and 47m² of photovoltaic panes on the roof to generate electricity.

The project was nominated for both the Constructing Excellence Awards (Category: Project of the Year) and the Construction News Awards (Category: Project of the Year).

Rob Wilson, “David Miller Architects designs composite timber school in Reading” Architect’s Journal, 11th May 2022, https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/david-miller-architects-designs-composite-timber-school-in-reading .

 

Photo credit: Tim Crocker

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"Our teachers, support staff, parents and students have simply been wowed by the open, light, modern building that is now the heart of our new senior school. It is elegant, functional and sustainable – exactly what we wanted.” - Caroline Purdom, Bursar, Crosfields School