A tailored lighting and ventilation design is at the heart of a new educational and community centre in Clackmannanshire
The recently opened Tullibody South Campus near Alloa in Clackmannanshire incorporates three educational spaces for 700 children under the age of 11, as well as a number of 'locality hub' community facilities.
The local council's £15.8 million project, with part-funding from the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future and Early Years programmes, involved bringing the old Abercromby and St Bernadette's primary schools and Abercromby Nursery together alongside community facilities on one single site to keep operating costs affordable and meet the needs of the community more effectively.
In line with the council’s vision for a truly biophilic design, it was important to maximise natural light wherever possible across the campus and ensure the availability of fresh air in the deep central area and over the new nursery.
Working closely with architect Keppie Design and contractor Robertson Construction, Velux Commercial helped design a tailored lighting and ventilation strategy. Over 55 modules of the Velux Modular Skylight system were installed, creating a skyscape clearly visible for the children to enjoy. A combination of Velux Wall-mounted Longlights and Velux Northlights was chosen to foster wellbeing and create a natural ambience.
The Velux Ridgelight was specified to bridge an aperture over a two-storey void measuring approximately 3500mm and provided the required 12.5m of free area above the tiered seating area. Every second module is openable to combat smoke in the event of fire.
Factory-fitted roller blinds, controlled by the Velux Integra system’s wall switches, were installed to give the end user local control depending on the activity below. The system was key to the success of the openable rooflights due to their inaccessible locations.
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