Bede Academy

Location Blyth, United Kingdom
Services Building services, civil, structural and geotechnical engineering, planning and transportation
Sector Education 
Client EC Educational Service
Architect Howarth Litchfield Partnership
Imagery © Andrew Heptinstall

Keith Anderson

T +44 (0)191 213 1515

Bede Academy provides nursery, primary and secondary provision across two sites in Blyth on the Northumberland coast. The new layout is over three storeys in order to minimise take up of valuable site area on this restricted site.

This project drew on Cundall's experience of planning specialisms and carrying out public consultations. Following the successful planning application, Cundall worked to discharge the traffic related planning conditions. That included the preparation of off-site highway works to reduce vehicle speed, minimise indiscriminate parking and ensure the free flow of traffic in the area. Travel Plan Frameworks were also prepared, with various incentives to encourage pupils and parents to use sustainable travel modes.

Operating costs were minimised by the incorporation of heat recovery devices that extract the waste heat from the exhaust air and preheat the supply air. Two ground source heat pumps extract heat from deep boreholes and transfer it to the ventilation system's supply air. In summer, the heat pumps are also utilised to cool the supply air and return the heat to the ground.

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We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.

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Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.