This building was opened to Pupils in 2013 by the Bishop of Chester. The £5.8 million School was formed by the merger of the former Victoria Infant School and St Thomas of Canterbury Junior School in Walpole Street and has been built on the Walpole Street site.
The building comprises the use of solid timber panelled and framed construction ‘CLT’ (Cross Laminated Timber) with exposed feature timber walls in classrooms and main halls / circulation routes. The M&E design process was undertaken at the earliest stages of the project and involved significant efforts on the co-ordination process with all routes and holes / openings throughout the entire building detailed to allow manufacturing in the factory prior to delivery to site of all panels / gluelam beams etc.
The project has achieved a BREEAM very good rating and with 10% renewables installed by way of air to water heat pump boilers to satisfy the local authority planning policy in respect of the requirement for renewables to be obtained from a sustainable source.