Remodelling of Temple Moor School

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Case Study Details

Date
June 2010
Client
Shepherd Engineering Services
Value
£15m
Service Type
Location
Leeds

Client’s Requirements

Shepherd Engineering Services are part of the Interserve team for delivering the Leeds Building Schools for the Future programme.

Prior to the works, the school was split into 3 separate blocks incorporating sports, admin and main teaching area. The brief was to generate a single building with 3 no new build blocks and an infill covered street area for socialising and relaxed learning, with the retention of the existing building. All these works were carried out within a live school with minimal decant facilities.  This project was required to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

Silcock Leedham was appointed to provide the consultancy design services.

We carried out all mechanical and electrical design services and also provided thermal modelling to ensure compliance with BB101 and compiled the Part L compliance calculations & documentation for the new build areas.

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

Silcock Leedham provided a detailed mechanical and electrical design focused on the delivery of the project over a number of phases, in order to retain the operation of the school.  This was achieved through close liaison between the client, school and building team and by ensuring early involvement in the project, which enabled early identification of the best servicing strategy. It was identified that the new build elements of the project would house the new de-centralised plant rooms. This was key to allowing the existing building to remain operational.

By working in this way and getting involved early, we were able to understand the pressures and motivations of all stakeholders and identify where we could offer added value and innovative thinking to achieve the best design and delivery solutions.

We worked closely with the school, contractor and design team members to design a building that could be safely constructed on a fully operational school campus.  This required careful planning, detailed risk assessment and health & safety considerations.