Northmoor Academy

We provided the detailed building services design for this project in Oldham, Greater Manchester, which will provide a new 3FE Design and Build Primary School. The site is currently a three storey Secondary School.  The first stage of the project is to completely demolish the building.

The project is to develop a 2 storey block, with a steel framed assembly hall. The building will be finished with a combination of render, rain screen cladding and curtain walling with brise soleil to the south facing elevations.  The facility will also include science rooms, one to one teaching rooms, sensory rooms and staff office facilities. On the ground floor there is a reheat kitchen and dance studio, as well as a purpose built assembly hall with acoustic ceilings and central dividing walls for flexibility of use.

The facility will benefit from underfloor heating systems. Natural vent stacks are fitted in the assembly hall via breathable building design and a bespoke plant room is installed on a metal deck floor at first floor level, within the assembly hall structure. The building will be fitted with a full sprinkler system, fed directly from a dedicated fire main.