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Holy Trinity gets multi-million retrofit

Greenways to design M&E infrastructure for Holy Trinity free school

Posted by Stephanie Broad | December 26, 2015 | HVAC & lighting

Holy Trinity became a free school in September 2014 and is now governed by the Holy Trinity Academy Trust, which wanted to improve the standard of the buildings and teaching spaces on campus. This prompted a multi-million pound investment to update the failing electrical and mechanical services which were inefficient and past their serviceable life.

Designed by Robothams Architects, the refurbishment project also includes an extension to the existing dining hall at Holy Trinity along with improvements to the internal and external fabric of the building and internal remodelling.

The new mechanical and electrical infrastructure forms the major portion of the works and Greenways has designed the new mechanical services and the electrical sub mains and distribution so that the new installations can be carried out on a phased basis. This will allow both old and new distribution to operate simultaneously avoiding any major interruption of essential electrical and mechanical service requirements to the school.

All lighting will be LED with programmable control systems using PIR, absence detection and graduated dimming to maximise use of ambient light and provide further energy efficiency savings throughout the campus.

Greenways has also designed a complete replacement of the site-wide heating systems, incorporating a new gas-fired combined heat and power system that will provide 15.5kW thermal (LPHW) and 5.5kW electrical energy. This will power the base load of the space heating, domestic hot water calorifiers and the indoor swimming pool on site. The main plant room will involve replacement of the existing 25-year-old boilers with three 500kW boilers.

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