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Rednock School

Rednock School is a Science Demonstrator College, and secured funding under the BSF One School Pathfinder scheme to enable it to undertake a major redevelopment of its site, updating its current poor quality and disjointed range of buildings in a unified manner.
The design of the new school, achieved BREEAM excellent rating and includes a green roof system, a biomass boiler and a fully integrated Sustainable Drainage System.
  • Surface water collected from roofs and hard surfaces by series of green roofs, swales, channels and rain gardens
  • New car parking has permeable paving with underground storage, overflowing into an ornamental rocky planted channel. This was constructed on contaminated land and so is a tanked system
  • Drainage from an existing retained car park is disconnected and re-routed into a reed bed for treatment
  • Proportion of the roof water is collected in a rain water harvesting tank and provides water for the building’s toilet systems
  • All site surface water is collected and directed into a wetland area at the end of the system for treatment and to enhance biodiversity, and gradual discharge offsite on the rare occasions this is necessary
  • SuDS also used as educational resource within the school
Winner RIBA Regional Award, winner Town and Country ‘People’s Choice Award’ and ‘Sustainability Award’, 2010