Holy Family Primary School is a new "BREEAM – Very Good" single form entry, 2 storey Voluntary Aided Primary School with reception and nursery provision.
Phase 1 of the project (new build) is constructed on the site of the former Langworthy County Primary School Playing fields. Phase 2 demolished the existing primary school and completed the external site works.
The design, the construction method and the project programme took account of the requirement for the local community to be involved throughout the works. The site was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
64% of the subcontractor opportunities were offered to local companies resulting in 36% of the subcontract order value being placed locally. 50% of the materials supply opportunities were offered and orders placed with local companies. There was one apprentice employed on the scheme from the local community.
The 2 storey structure is steel framed and uses a Metsec SFS system for internal leaf construction with a blend of brickwork, rendered blockwork and extensive curtain walling and glazing for the external elevations to improve natural light and reduce carbon emissions.
The roof is an insulated Standing Seam roof. To achieve the BREEAM rating the new schools heating will be generated in part by extracting ground heat through a ground source heat pump located under the new sports pitches. A 'Monowa' moveable wall is installed to allow the school hall to be enlarged or reduced, providing flexibility for a variety of uses. There is full use of ICT solutions, including electronic whiteboards in every classroom. The school is fully compliant with all design codes in relation to use by disabled children.
36% of the subcontract value placed with local subcontractors and 50% of materials order value with local suppliers.