Galliford Try to build new special needs and disability school in UK

WCN Editorial Team 15 Nov 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Galliford Try’s Building Southern business unit has secured a contract from the London Borough of Bromley (LBB) to construct Marjorie McClure Special Needs and Disability School.

The 100-place building will be constructed for students aged between four and 19 with physical, medical, and learning difficulties.

It has been designed to be energy efficient, with windows and external shading which are designed to balance daylight and overheating.

An air source heat pump and photovoltaics will also be installed on the rooftop.

This aligns with the UK Government’s aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Recently, Galliford Try has also announced its commitment to achieve net zero carbon across its operations by 2030.

Galliford Try education director Claire Jackson said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by the DfE for their Sustainability Pilot scheme, further proving our credentials in providing high-quality sustainable educational buildings.

“We are constantly evolving our Optimum Schools offering, working towards an Optimum Schools Zero offering and this project at Marjorie McClure is an important step along the road to zero carbon.”

The Marjorie McClure Special Needs and Disability School will be constructed using timber structural insulated panels (SIPs), which will be manufactured offsite.

The company stated that this will enhance fabric performance and cut embodied carbon within the building.

Galliford Try Building Southern managing director Gavin Bridge said: “It is a fantastic opportunity for our team to work on such an important scheme. We look forward to working with LBB and the DfE to realise their vision for the school and provide all the students with the high-quality facilities they deserve, in a sustainable setting.”


Rendering of the Marjorie McClure Special Needs and Disability School in the UK. Credit: Galliford Try Holdings plc.

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