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St Ambrose College, Altrincham

Client: St Ambrose College

Budget: £22million

Completed: 2012

St Ambrose College is an excellent example of a truly sustainable and intelligent building with a carbon footprint significantly lower than that of a traditional school building. Total carbon reduction compared to a traditionally constructed school building over 10 years is expected to be in excess of 2000 tonnes.

We wrote the detailed M&E engineering solution brief and vetted the contractors’ proposals. The College includes a number of low and zero carbon technologies (or “LZC”s), such as gas fired CHP plant, solar thermal collectors, rainwater harvesting, heat pumps and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and evaporative cooling. All closely monitored and evaluated by the use of a sophisticated BMS control system incorporating extensive metering. The BMS forms part of the fully integrated IBT system which controls all aspects of the M&E services, including cashless vending and e-registrategion systems.

  • Gas Fired CHP Plant
  • Solar Thermal Collectors
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Heat Pumps
  • Mechanical Ventilation