Catmose College, East Midlands – Projects
- EllisMiller Architects
- Rutland County Council
- East Midlands
Situated on a 13Ha site, the scheme comprised a new 12,000m² educational and community facility and 2500m² sports hall. The new buildings are surrounded by new car parking facilities, landscaped areas and playing fields. The main teaching building is a two-storey post-tensioned concrete frame with teaching facilities, theatre space, art gallery, dining area and community support facilities. This form of construction was selected to provide an economic robust structure with future flexibility.
The largely exposed concrete structure provides high thermal mass to assist the environmental strategy for the building. The sports hall is a double-height steel-framed structure comprised of a column-free sports area and a two-storey dance/fitness suite.
The new development also incorporates various sustainability techniques, including natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting, and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS).