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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