Crosfields School is a leading co-educational independent day preparatory school for children aged 3-16 years, set in 40 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Reading.

CBG Consultants were engaged by the school to design an energy efficient Senior School Building that includes a Café, Performance Space, Teaching classrooms, Library, Welfare Hub, Academic resources as well as providing a welcoming main entrance hub for the School. The building is set to provide spaces for elder students who are developing their learning for their GCSEs.

Working with David Miller Architects we provided the M&E, Lighting, Building physics, BIM aspects & RIBA Stage 4C design information for the project.

The building is built with a cross-laminated timber structure which has also been embodied throughout the building with feature cross-laminated timber walls within the classrooms. Sustainable solutions including a brise soleil façade to help reduce overheating during the summer months and 47m2 of photovoltaic panes on the roof to generate electricity were provided.

The building is set to meet BREEAM ‘Very Good’.

To hear Rob Butt talk about Crosfields please click the audio files below:

Winner – British Construction Industry Awards 2022 – Social Infrastructure Project of the Year

Winner – Offsite Awards 2022 – Education Project of the Year

Winner – Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 – Building Project of the Year (Under £10m)

Shortlisted – The Structural Timber Awards 2022 – Education Project of the Year

Shortlisted – Construction News Awards 2022 – Project of the Year (Under £20m)

Images – Tim Crocker

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