Reigate Primary School, Derby

RPS provided Building Services consultancy for Reigate Primary School in Derby under the 2FE New Build EFA PSBP Framework. Reigate School was a new build constructed using a SIPs frame with a brick and render outer skin. Due to the lightweight nature of a SIPs construction, and in order to achieve compliance with the overheating criteria, a phase change material encapsulated within ceiling tiles was incorporated to absorb heat during the day and then release it during the night via a secure night time cooling strategy.

A Breathing Buildings mixing ventilation solution was incorporated in the fa├žade and operated in conjunction with an attenuated air transfer path through classroom walls and motorised dampers on the rear of louvres positioned at clerestory level in the first floor corridor.