SPACES Awards 2019 – Innovation

Winner – Loddiswell Primary School, Devon. Application NPS Group

Loddiswell Primary School

Client – Devon County Council
Full Design Service – NPS Group
Contractor – Midas Group

Loddiswell’s new four-class school falls entirely within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The combination of a large number of innovative and sustainable concepts in the delivery of the project impressed the judges. These included a highly efficient thermal envelope and a design that maximises natural daylighting and natural ventilation using roof mounted hybrid stacks. A prefabricated structurally insulated panel system was used for the superstructure. Other sustainable features include the provision of air source heat pumps for heating and hot water generation, run- round coils to recovery heat from the kitchen ventilation, PV panels and fabric first approach which has all helped to achieve an energy performance score of -1 (A+ rated) resulting in a zero carbon in use facility. The lessons learned and sustainable features from this project are intended to be taken forward into future school projects.