Willowtown Primary School
Client: Blaenau Gwent CBC
This new state of the art two storey BREEAM ‘Excellent’ school has been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible with an energy-efficient boiler, high levels of insulation, ‘intelligent’ controls for service and lighting, recycling flooring and recyclable building products.
The design provides natural ventilation via an innovative cooling system using natural air flow through vertical ducts to help keep pupils and staff cool in summer, and maximises natural light with roof lights.
Appointed as the Civil and Structural engineers on this development Bay Associates designed this school as a steel frame construction incorporating other key aspects such as provision of bus transport links, wide scale timber retaining walls, artificial playing surfaces and extensive use of SUDS solutions including permeable surfaces.