St Luke's School, Wolverhampton

St Luke’s is a new Church of England primary school in Wolverhampton built on the site of a former 1960s residential tower block. Price & Myers acted as sustainability, BREEAM, and structural consultants for the school. We benchmarked the school’s sustainability performance through the delivery of a sustainability brief, thermal modelling, daylight and sunlight studies and a full BREEAM assessment. The school is entirely timber framed with asymmetric glulam portal frames that create interesting double height internal spaces. Careful detailing and material selection has minimised the use of timber preservatives. The frame is both thermally efficient and airtight. The building form and orientation has been developed to take advantage of daylight and positive solar gains. The drainage design incorporates a sustainable urban drainage system to reduce discharge into local water courses. Although framed in lightweight materials, thermal mass is added by the use of dense concrete cement boards in lieu of plasterboard. St Luke’s is the first primary school in Great Britain to achieve a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating. 

Client
Wolverhampton City Council

Architect
Architype

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