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Woodlands Day Nursery, Staffordshire University


Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering





The Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School, a single-storey building, is timber frame with timber cladding and features an external timber canopy covered walkway for social interaction. It is highly energy efficient, air-tight, and is targeting net-zero whole life carbon. Other sustainable features of the building include REHAU earth tubes and air source heat pumps which use passive cooling/heating rather than mechanical ventilation, along with roof mounted solar photovoltaic panels to offset carbon emissions. It has provided Staffordshire University with a future-proof building that will be sustainable for many years to come, and which ties in with their strategic green campus transformation plans.