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Crosfields School wins Building Project of the Year under £10m in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 & Education Project of the Year Offsite Award 2022
September 21st, 2022
One of CBG Consultants’ projects, Crosfields School which was showcased earlier this year in Architect’s Journal, has won the Building Project of the Year under £10m in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 and Education Project of the Year at the Offsite Awards 2022.
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.
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.
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 .
Crosfields is also shortlisted for a Structural Timber Award 2022 .
To hear more from Rob Butt about the project click on the audio files below
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