Sheffield Primary Schools

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Bam Construction

Client’s Requirements

BAM Construction has been appointed by Sheffield Council to build two new primary schools in Sheffield. The schools will be located in Shirecliffe and Fir Vale areas of the city, and will each have capacity for 420 pupils aged 4 to 11.

They are being built to meet a rising demand for primary places in the city, with the scheme in Shirecliffe replacing an existing, smaller school. The facilities are provided with new MUGA facilities and are built using traditional construction techniques.

Both buildings are required to comply with the local planning policies for energy reduction, requiring the on-site generation of a minimum 10% of the building's energy demands.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

Silcock Leedham has been appointed to BAM Construction, to provide Mechanical and Electrical Design Services, along with BREEAM support and management.

We have supported BAM from ITT stage and are working alongside their construction and services teams to deliver the new schools. Silcock Leedham has provided full design support, including thermal and daylight modelling, to accord with the new Priority Schools Building Programme requirements.

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

We have been able to draw from our extensive experience in the education sector and specifically, our work on the Building Schools for the Future Programmes in Leeds and Hull, along-with recent schemes for Leeds City Council, to generate designs that reflect the requirements of modern primary school teaching.

A strong focus on the use of automated natural ventilation optimised building orientations and solar shading coupled with solar thermal and photovoltaic systems has resulted in the achievement of a low energy design.

The designs have been developed alongside the schemes 3rd Party Sponsor.