New Islington Free School, Manchester

The project consisted on the construction of a new Two Form Entry (2FE) 420 place Primary School under the Free School programme.

The building has been designed to reduce the construction programme and build costs by incorporating modern methods of construction. Precast concrete sandwich panels form the building structure and provide strength, durability and thermal properties for the building.

The building extends over two storeys with a floor area of 2072m2.

The sustainability of the building was enhanced by adopting a lean, mean and green approach to the all aspect of the building design. The development has achieved a 10% reduction in carbon emissions over the minimum requirements of the Building Regulations AD L2A.

The building envelopes thermal performance and air permeability exceed in minimum requirements of Building Regulations AD L2A.

On the roof of the school facing south southeast a 15.25kWp photovoltaic (PV) array is provided at a pitch of 10°. The PV array generates from the inverter 11.2MWh of electricity via the PV area of 100m2. The panels will be positioned on the flat roof area so that the panels can be spaced to prevent self-shading and have access space around the array.

The project was subject to a BREEAM Assessment to achieve a Very Good rating.

Clancy Consulting’s appointment included full MEP design services for Traditional Procurement of M&E sub-contractor and BREEAM Assessor.

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