Grove Academy is the first all-through school to open in Slough, providing education to pupils from the age of 4 to 18.
The school opened on a temporary site in September 2017, while brand-new facilities are constructed. The school will grow each year, eventually supporting 4 form entry for primary age and 6 forms at secondary age, with a capacity for 1,940 pupils. The site includes a community hub, providing meeting spaces, offices and other community facilities.
CBG Consultants are pleased to support Wates in the delivery of this ambitious scheme, providing four storeys of high quality educational facilities, to the exacting ESFA requirements. The scheme is being fully designed to BIM Level 2, with CBG providing detailed design information and coordination of M&E services up to RIBA Stage 4C.
Detailed dynamic thermal modelling of the building fabric and façade has been undertaken by CBG, to validate the energy and mechanical servicing strategy. Localised Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) is being provided to each classroom, delivering high thermal energy efficiency and guaranteeing enough fresh air is provided at all times of year. The system includes an automatic boost mode, reducing summertime overheating risk, and purging high CO2 levels.
Other sustainability features include 340m2 of photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate electricity, and electric vehicle charging points located around the site.
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