Highfield College, Blackpool Schools BSF
Eric Wright Construction
The school design is centred around a spectacular central atria which allows both natural daylight and ventilation to enter giving a spacious feeling to the building.
From inception, the team focused on passive design to reduce the reliance on artificial lighting and cooling whilst also promoting exemplar levels of thermal insulation and air tightness. The ventilation system utilises the central atria as the so called ‘Lungs’ of the building. Individual classrooms are served with fans that transfer air from the central atria to ventilate the space accordingly.
Other low carbon features include:
Solar Thermal Hot Water
Heat Recovery on Air Systems
Exposed Slab for High Cooling
Gas CHP for base heat load
Underground earth duct for cooling/heating of incoming fresh air
Passive chilled beams
Mixed mode ventilation
Daylight & Occupancy Controlled Lighting
The building secured an EPC Rating of ‘A’ and a design stage BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Rating.