The staff and pupils had input into the innovative and imaginative design of their new school which features classrooms and group rooms clustered around shared, central activity hubs.
The ground floor classrooms enjoy direct access to the outdoor areas, while large windows throughout the building provide bright, well-lit spaces.
Wilkinson Primary School building utilises high levels of natural light and excellent ventilation to create a healthy and positive atmosphere that helps motivate the pupils and aid concentration.
Timber Frame Features
Designing the internal walls to be structural, so that floor cassettes did not need to breach the air tightness layer. In turn this means any penetrations in the internal walls – for services and other installations – need to be carefully planned so as not to compromise the structure.
The 340 mm thick walls of the frame were filled with Warmcell insulation by Cygnum. This is made from recycled newspapers and ensures Passivhaus standards for heat loss U-values are met.