15 May 2024

Winterstoke Hundred Academy completed by Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services

Working in collaboration with Kier, Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have successfully completed the £5.5m package for the design and installation of building services on the new Winterstoke Hundred Academy in Weston Super Mare.

The £30m project, constructed on a new site at Locking Parklands, is North Somerset’s first Net Zero Carbon in Operation (NZCiO) school. The building has been carefully designed to meet rigorous environmental standards making it the first NZCiO school in the region.

Securing a BREEAM Excellent rating for energy efficiency and 35% biodiversity net gain, the 80,000m2 academy also features solar panels on the roof to generate electricity in the classrooms and send power to the national grid, providing green energy for the community.

The new three storey facility will house up to 900 students, with future expansion plans to accommodate up to 1,200 students. Alongside the current Beaufighter campus, the two sites will cover key stages 3 and 4 as well as post 16 students.