Thomas Gainsborough School – How Well did The Natural Ventilation Design Work?

Time: 15:05 - 15:25

Date: Tuesday 16 October

20181016 15:05 20181016 15:25 Europe/London Thomas Gainsborough School – How Well did The Natural Ventilation Design Work?

In August 2013 Max Fordham and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios started working together on three schools within the PSBP East of England Batch 2 for Kier Eastern. Thomas Gainsborough School, near Sudbury in Suffolk was delivered as part of this batch and this presentation is a case study of its ventilation design and its performance… Read more »

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Synopsis

In August 2013 Max Fordham and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios started working together on three schools within the PSBP East of England Batch 2 for Kier Eastern. Thomas Gainsborough School, near Sudbury in Suffolk was delivered as part of this batch and this presentation is a case study of its ventilation design and its performance in use. This is to be a joint presentation between Jeremy Climas the Project Leader from Max Fordham, who carried out the initial environmental design for the project, and Dr Joe Jack Williams, Researcher at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios who supervised the project to assess its performance in use.
The first order of business was agreeing how the natural ventilation would work. The aim was to meet TM52 even though these overheating criteria had not yet become part of the EFA’s Facilities Output Specification (FOS). There was an iterative process between the members of the team to develop the design of a repeatable window unit that achieved all the FOS requirements in a cost effective way and could be used across the whole building to cater for different sized rooms.
The school was completed in early 2016, was shortlisted for a RIBA East Award in March 2017 and in May of 2017 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios collaborated with UCL to go back and assess how Thomas Gainsborough School was performing in terms of draughts, thermal comfort and air quality.
Jeremy will present the aims and constraints of the design for ventilation strategy and the solution arrived at in terms of window design and cross ventilation.
Joe will then present the evidence of how well it worked in practice and how the reality compared to the modelling.

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