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Hollinwood Academy, Oldham

Client: Extraspace Solutions

Budget: £6.5m

Completed: 2016

We provided the detailed building services engineering design for this new build school for Extraspace Solutions.  The project was for the New Bridge Academy Trust for students aged 4-19 with additional needs.  The school includes a range of specialised provision for young people who may be on the autistic spectrum.  The facilities include a Sport England sports hall, a full commercial kitchen and dining facility and a community play centre. .

The project was a 2 storey teaching block, compromising 19 classrooms and associated stores, toilet facilities, food preparation rooms, fully fitted kitchen, conference rooms, resource rooms, sensory rooms, staff offices and main reception. The teaching block includes 2 staircases and a DDA compliant lift.  The teaching block is linked to a multi use sports hall and retail outlet.  The fit out in this building includes the provision of a dining hall, full multi use sports hall and associated changing rooms. The building also caters for community use and boasts a fully fitted ball hall (jungle gym) for children and 3 retail shop units.

The design includes natural ventilation with low pressure hot water heating facility with centralised boiler plant; and 80m2 of photovoltaics to reach Oldham Council’s 10% sustainability targets.

  • Natural Ventilation
  • Low Pressure Hot Water Heating Facility
  • Photovoltaics