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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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