Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have secured the MEP contract on the new secondary school in Houlton, Rugby. The school will be situated on the eastern edge of Rugby, based on the historic site of the former Rugby Radio Station.
The school is part of the wider urban extension to transform the site into a new community of 6200 homes and infrastructure including three primary schools and secondary school. Houlton developer Urban&Civic and the Department for Education (DfE) are behind the project to turn the Grade II Listed Building, which was the hub of global communications in the 1920s, into a multi-million pound Free School with Morgan Sindall as lead contractor.
The 11,477m2 scheme consists of 4No. separate building elements, C-Station, STEM, humanities and a sports hall. There is also a water tower, MUGA pitch and external infrastructure works.
Engineering services will deliver the mechanical, electrical and public health services that will include LV distribution, small power, lighting, emergency lighting, external lighting, fire alarm, access control, CCTV, intruder alarm, DDA systems, lightning protection, passive data, sanitaryware, AGD, internal rainwater, domestics, LTHW, ventilation, dry riser, BMS, VRF/DX, fume cupboard extract, testing and commissioning.
The school is anticipated to be open in September 2021 and will be operated by the Transforming Lives Educational Trust. Engineering Services commenced on site in July 2020 and are due for completion July 2021.