Weald Rise Primary School

Project Description:

Weald Rise Primary School is located in Robin Hood Dr, Harrow Weald, Middlesex HA3 7DH. The development consists of a new 2 storey ‘C’ shaped teaching block to the west of the existing school. The construction of the proposed development is split into two construction phases; the construction of the new building followed by the demolition of the existing buildings.

The new school has been designed to comply with the EFA’s Facilities Output Specification, with strong emphasis on the use of natural light and natural ventilation. Compliance is achieved with CIBSE TM52 overheating criteria through the extensive use of night cooling and exposed thermal mass. VZDV conducted extensive thermal modelling during the EFA client engagement stages and leading up to the planning submission to ensure the building’s form and façade design met the natural light and overheating criteria. 

Other energy efficient features include low energy lighting with daylight and absence detection switching, variable speed drives on pumps and fans, heat recovery on ventilation plant, BMS control and Automatic Meter Reading with energy monitoring and reporting facilities. 

The project is being delivered to BIM Level 2. Planning permission was obtained at the end of 2015, with the new building occupation in 2017.