Bushbury Hills School
Passivhaus primary school for 240 pupils that is one of the first non-domestic buildings in the UK to be certified
The school is constructed from a timber frame, all windows are triple glazed and the building has high level of airtightness.
Newspapers were collected in schools during the construction period and used for insulation material in a layer that wraps the entire building, including the building slab. Concrete piles and ground beams are fully isolated from the slab by the insulation layer, which also provides a bearing for the external brick cladding.
The main hall has been designed to quickly and easily become a performance space with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.
The artwork within the school has been created by the pupils, including engravings on the timber frame and the main staircase.
- Begun: Sep 2010
- Completed: Oct 2011
- Floor area: 1,900m2
- Sector: Education
- Total cost: £4.1M
- Procurement: Traditional JTC
- Address: Old Fallings Lane, Wolverhampton, WV10 8BY, United Kingdom
- Architect: Architype Architects
- Project architects: Lee Fordham, Mark Lumley
- Client: Wolverhampton City Council
- M&E consultant: E3 Consulting Engineers
- Structural engineer: Price and Myers
- Quantity surveyor: Smith Thomas Consult
- Landscape design : Coe Design
- PassivHaus certification: WARM Low Energy Design
- Passivhaus consultant: Elemental Solutions