Construction Enquirer Works starts on Greenhead College major extension
Galliford Try has won the contract to deliver a four-storey net zero carbon in operation building for Greenhead College in Huddersfield.
The £25m project adopts a fabric-first approach, utilising low-carbon materials, with the building envelope designed with air tightness and energy efficiency at the very forefront.
The design adopts passive ventilation and heat recovery to keep energy use low, while LED lighting and low energy services are combined with a building management system to ensure that consumption is closely monitored.
Photo Voltaic panels will also be used to assist the energy supply to the new buildings.
Galliford Try is already working on a separate sustainability pilot scheme project for the Department for Education, with work currently underway at the Marjorie McClure school in Bromley, London.
Cliff Wheatley, managing director of Galliford Try Building North East and Yorkshire, who will be responsible for constructing the new facilities, said: “Throughout our region, Galliford Try has established a fantastic reputation in the education sector, and I am delighted that we will be working on this project, at the cutting edge of school buildings. ”