006 - Livity School

Mulalley, London

Contractor:
Mulalley

Architect:
Haverstock Associates

M&E:
RHB Partnership

 

Overview

The site previously accommodated an old school which was demolished and the site cleared to make way for the new 3-storey concrete framed building. Works started in June 2011 and the project was completed in January 2013.

Key features

Rainwater Harvesting for WC flushing, ASHP and solar thermal panels.

Operation

  • Energy: Air Source Heat Pumps for underfloor heating with roof mounted Solar thermal flat panels.
  • Water: Low capacity WC’s and presence detectors to operate urinals – rainwater harvesting feeds toilet flush system; flow restricted taps.
  • Ventilation: Natural ventilation strategy. Only specific data rooms have cooling.

Construction

  • Materials: External Walls are predominantly rain screen cladding (steel facing panels) on steel frame support system, with some areas of brick and block walling and some timber and zinc cladding. Upper Floor insitu concrete with screed. Zinc standing seam roof, alongside single ply membrane on concrete deck.

Management

  • Considerate Constructors Scheme: Achieved certification for performance beyond compliance for CCS.

Site issues

  • Drainage: On site storm water attenuation as part of rainwater harvesting store.

Summary

NHBC were appointed by Mulalley early in the design stage to undertake a BREEAM assessment for the school. We worked alongside the design team, providing full consultancy which led to a final certification of a Very Good rating.

 

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