Bedales School is a residential school close to Petersfield in Hampshire. Our appointment on this project is to undertake the mechanical and electrical building services designs for a new Art & Design Studio and Workshop. The new buildings are arranged around a courtyard with a large central oak at its heart.

Our appointment commenced at Stage B, which allowed us to provide advice to the client and design team in terms of basic building form, orientation and performance before the final building layout was agreed. Our role on this project included the production of the Energy Assessment as part of the planning submission, including the outline scheme design. A performance assessment was carried out of several low carbon technologies to compare capital cost and payback periods. As the client requirements included a naturally ventilated building, additional modelling was carried out to ensure comfort conditions would be maintained during the summer months.

We were also appointed to provide Performance Duties suitable to obtain competitive prices, being retained by the client to oversee the installation throughout the construction phase.