Silcock Dawson are part of a team that has successfully won a competitive pitch for the construction of Filton High School, a new £24 million development comprising a 1285 pupil Secondary and Sixth Form school on the outskirts of Bristol.

The expert engineers were brought on board by HBG Construction to play an integral role in the design and construction team which, in addition to Silcock Dawson, included NVB Architects, Hyder Consulting and FP Hurley & Sons Ltd, HBG’s Partnering M&E Sub-Contractor.

A comprehensive tender encompassing costs, programmes, methodology statements and testimonials was researched by the team and presented to the South Gloucestershire County Council and its Professional Team.

Initial recommendations included a Thermal Model, produced by Silcock Dawson, which outlined design information in sufficient detail to allow contractors to cost the various elements.

By incorporating into the scheme Bio Mass Boilers, Natural Ventilation, Solar Water Heating, Rain Water Harvesting and a Photo Voltaic array, Silcock Dawson has confirmed the new development will better its low carbon target of 60 percent of the 2002 Part L requirements.