Prefabricated Classroom

Integer Consultants, Telford, 2003

 

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Wrockwardine, four prefabricated modules with roof-mounted photovoltaics and solar water heating 

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  • Conservatory opens on to classroom    
  • Prefabricated floor plan    
  • Cross section    
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Prefabricated self-contained classroom for Wrockwardine Wood School

The classroom comprises four 12m-long prefabricated modules. In addition to classroom space there is a 4m-deep atrium and, to one side, an entrance lobby, WCs, kitchenette and small private room and an IT-intensive facility. Classrooms have adjustable-height desks and work surfaces made from recycled plastic bottles.

The classroom has simple point foundations of screw piles, suited to relocation. Underfloor cabling and background electric heating, ceiling lighting without suspended ceilings and increased insulation halved the construction time. Low-energy light fittings with presence detectors, solar water heating and photovoltaics and southerly orientation increase its sustainability levels.

The conservatory, with motorised roof vents, fronts the class space, accessible through a wall of glass doors are twined with the requirements of security thus fewer windows. With metal grilles to the class space and above the glass doors to the conservatory there are roller shutters also introduced for security of equipment. Light pipes/ windcatchers bring light and ventilation in.

Data

  • Begun: Jan 2003
  • Completed: Jul 2003
  • Floor area: 169m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £339,976
  • Funding: Department of Education and Skills
  • Procurement: Series of client direct contracts
  • Address: Wrockwardine School, Telford, TF2 7HG, United Kingdom

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