We’re delighted to announce the completion of a new school building for Ibstock Primary School in Leicestershire. Admittedly it’s been finished a while now, but we’d still like to share this with you.
The school is primarily Victorian with traditional red brick walls (as you would expect in Ibstock, the home of Ibstock Bricks) with a slate roof. The new building is a stand-alone build to replace a single-storey block. We were keen to develop a new distinctive building which would be bold and fun within a Primary School environment. We think this has achieved this.
The building was constructed using a modular construction process by Ideal Building Systems (http://www.idealbuildingsystems.co.uk/) managed by Willmott Dixon.
Our Staffordshire Passivhaus project achieves 0.58 air test result.
We were delighted to receive the air test certificate for our new house project in Staffordshire that is designed to Passivhaus fabric standards – fantastic news that the building achieved an air tightness of 0.58 which is evidence of good design and detailing, and great workmanship from the construction team at Contrak. A great result…..More to follow as this exciting design nears completion.
This is Thinking Buildings second project this year to achieve an air tightness of 0.58 – demonstrating how our knowledge of low energy design and in detailing high-performance fabric first approaches has developed over the last few years.
A little while ago Thinking Buildings obtained planning consent for this beauty of a building to convert the Grade 2* listed school house into residential use. The building sits close to the centre of Cirencester and it was good to visit it once more to meet with the new owner who will develop the scheme to construction. Thinking Buildings really enjoys the challenge of working with listed buildings and this is an excellent example of how we were able to develop a positive relationship with English Heritage and the council’s Conservation Officer.