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£60m project at one of UK’s oldest schools W


ORK has started to deliver state-of-the-art facilities as part of a new £60 million


development for the King’s School – one of the largest independent day schools in the UK, and which was founded in 1502. Pick Everard – the independent property, construction and


infrastructure consultancy – is providing full design and engineering services for the 80-acre, Derby Fields development in Macclesfield. Preliminary works started in August 2018 and the new school is expected to be completed in May 2020, ready for the start of the 2020/21 academic year.


The school’s current three sites will be united into one area, creating a new 16,000 sqm academic building with 350 rooms, in addition to a new sports centre – which will include: a six lane, 25m swimming pool; a six-court sports hall and a dedicated indoor cricket centre. Externally, five new rugby pitches, one rounders field, two AstroTurf hockey pitches and six netball courts will be created.


Pick Everard’s Andrew Brown, the project’s lead architect, said: “These extraordinary new facilities will help underpin the school's already remarkable range of extra-curricular activities. “When we first visited the site in 2014, we were amazed by the natural resource for learning available, with ancient woodlands, meandering streams and


open meadows all surrounding the site. We didn’t want to compete with these beautiful surroundings so we designed simple facades to ensure the Cheshire landscape remains centre stage and accessible for many generations of King’s School pupils.”


As well as innovative educational and sporting facilities, the new building will be highly energy efficient and sustainable with a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’. It will also score highly on environmental management, responsible construction, resource efficiency, low energy and water use with a reduced carbon footprint, as well as efficient heating and lighting systems and controls, among other sustainable features. Natalie Clemson, associate director said: “As well as including fantastic educational and sporting facilities, the new building will be highly energy efficient and sustainable with a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’. The school was really keen on creating an energy efficient building that would help to reduce its carbon footprint while also improving budgets and saving money on fuel bills – which could be reinvested back into the curriculum. It will also score highly on environmental management, responsible construction, resource efficiency, low energy and water use with a reduced carbon footprint, as well as efficient heating and lighting systems and controls, among other sustainable features.”


The new development – the most ambitious project in the school’s 516- year history –will supplement, and sit adjacent to, the school’s existing Derby Fields campus.


The project has been funded by the school selling its existing two sites in Fence Avenue and Cumberland Street to housing developers, which will provide sustainable and affordable homes in the area along with retirement and assisted living options.


Clemenson added: “The school selling its existing sites to fund the project has freed up valuable land in the town centre for housing, which in turn will address the town’s need for additional housing and provide significant economic growth. We also worked with the school to deliver a series of value engineering workshops, which contributed savings of up £6 million, as well as providing design solutions to maximise teaching space while meeting the client’s budget.” John Roberts, regional director at Vinci Construction UK Ltd, the project’s lead contractor, added: “We are proud to be delivering the new campus, which will provide the very best educational facilities available for the school, its pupils and for the wider community.”


www.pickeverard.co.uk www.vinciconstruction.com


20 educationdab.co.uk


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