EDUCATION: The Farnborough Academy



Full mechanical design and fit-out





The Brief

DEWCO were appointed by main contractor Caledonian for the full mechanical design and installation of this new Academy school; built from 141 modules and catering for 750 pupils.

The Farnborough Academy is a co-educational secondary school located in the Clifton area of Nottingham in the English county of Nottinghamshire.

Our Response

The project comprised of a complete off-site manufacture and onsite construction and fit-out package, comprising a full height assembly hall (portal frame), science labs, music rooms, dining hall and commercial kitchen plus all aboveground elements, including CHP, underfloor heating, and all interior fit-outs.

The building achieved outstanding air permeability results and highly energy efficient – with an air tightness level of 4.11 m3/m2 per hour for a 7,453m2 building with large open spaces and assembly hall.

This project was awarded the ‘Education Building of the Year’ by Builder and
Engineering magazine, a publication primarily focused on the traditional build market.

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At A Glance

  • LTHW Heating
  • LTHW Trench Heating
  • Gas Fired Radiant Heating
  • Comfort Cooling
  • Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation
  • Mechanical Extract Ventilation
  • Natural Ventilation
  • BMS System
  • BREEAM Rating: Very Good
  • Heating & Plumbing
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Building Management System
  • Domestic Water Services
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Modular Construction
  • Design And Install