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New 'amazing build' for Redmoor Academy

Redmoor Academy hosts a grand opening for their new two-storey ultra-energy efficient Schoolhaus building

Posted by Hannah Vickers | January 20, 2017 | Sustainability

The Schoolhaus building will form the academy’s Business and Enterprise Centre with 8 classrooms, a meeting space, toilets, offices and a study area for students; housing the maths department, business studies, and CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance) programme and enterprise initiatives.

Built by UK Energy Partners and Net Zero Buildings, the new centre was officially declared open by local politicians; The Worshipful, the Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Councillor Richard Allen and David Tredinnick MP, Member of Parliament for Bosworth.

Mr Allen said, “When I was in school in the 1960s there were no energy efficient buildings. It is brilliant to see innovations such as this. Congratulations to the school and of course UK Energy Partners on such a great building.”

Redmoor Academy is an oversubscribed secondary academy which needed to expand its capacity to accommodate more pupils. The academy turned to Schoolhaus for their solution; increasing their capacity, and allowing energy savings. 

Mr Tredinnick MP said, “This is a very important improvement for the school giving them an energy neutral building and a manageable financial package.”

Schoolhaus is an appealing solution for schools with its funding options, and minimal ongoing utilities and maintenance costs, in addition to the energy generation from Schoolhaus’ solar PV roof and key features: state-of-the-art Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR), LED lights and occupancy and motion sensors controlling both lighting and heating; all powered by the building’s solar PV roof.

Andrew Coombs, Redmoor Academy, Principal said, “Students and staff have been blown away by our new facilities. When you compare this to our main school building you cannot compare the technology and reduced running costs.

The quality is fantastic – as a teaching area I do not think you can better what we have here with our new build.”

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