Grace Academy, Coventry Ltd
Grace Academy, Coventry is a new 11,000m² academy built over 3 levels to replace the existing secondary school and will accommodate 1500 students. The academy is located adjacent to a motorway and has to be sealed against noise ingress. This created a requirement for a fully ventilated and partially cooled set of buildings. Adiabatic cooling is used in the main theatre, whist heat pumps are generally used to condition the other spaces. Plant spaces are created for each zone, to allow the flexibility of partial occupation or different operating conditions. Other facilities includes a kitchen and cafeteria, sports hall, music block, IT suite, administration area and general teaching areas.