• The Pilgrim School



    Rochester Kent


    Medway Council



  • A new eight classroom Junior school and neighbourhood centre.

    Key Features : Sloping site adjacent to the M2 motorway: Hostile environment (70db existing background traffic noise) : Passive stack ventilation : Acoustically attenuated ventilation : Sedum roof : Rainwater harvesting : Externally insulated high thermal mass structure : Phased handover to maintain operation of existing school

  • This replacement eight classroom school for Medway Council was a competative tender winning solution located on a very difficult site immediately adjacent to the Medway Bridge on the M2 motorway.

    This steeply sloping site made DDA compliance very challenging. Background road noise and air quality were primary considerations.

    The key to the solution was

  • to stabilise the building’s ambient temperature by utilising a high mass structure, reducing the workload of the heating and ventilation plant, allowing passive stack ventilation to meet the requirements of BB101 whilst limiting sound break-in through sound attenuated ductwork.