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Cranleigh School – New Science Block

Mecserve assisted Cranleigh School with the building services works and sustainability planning for their new science block.

The block in question comprised approximately 48,400 ft² nett internal area, with biology, chemistry and physics laboratories and associated preparation rooms, language classrooms, toilets, general office space and a lecture theatre. The classrooms and laboratories were accessed via an impressive atrium.

The science block incorporated passive ventilation to classrooms, under-floor heating and mechanical extract to some fume cupboards. The lecture theatre was mechanically ventilated.

Two 15kW wind turbines were built into the scheme and were metered with data being used as part of the teaching within the school. A 50,000-litre rainwater harvesting tank was also incorporated for watering the school's playing fields.

Mecserve provided fully co-ordinated design drawings for all mechanical and electrical work.

Client: Cranleigh School

Architect: Pringle Richards Sharratt

Quantity Surveyor: CM Parker Browne

Structural Engineer: Thomasons LLP

Main Contractor: R. Durtnell & Sons Limited

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering, sustainability benchmarking and an overseeing role for the client