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Chiltern Academy, Luton

  • Client:
    Wates Construction
  • Architect:
    Jestico and Whiles
  • Accreditation:
    BREEAM Excellent
  • Value:
    £17m
  • Our Role:

    M&E, Building Physics, BREEAM & Sustainability


Chiltern Academy is a new ESFA, 8-form entry secondary Academy sponsored by Chiltern Learning Trust specialising in sport, engineering and business. 

The challenging site was a very noisy site as was close to Luton Airport amd had a trunk sewer and HV electricity cables running across the site. 

We developed a mechanical ventilation solution which meets the ESFA FOS requirements whilst keeping the windows closed to be able to meet noise requirements, and without requiring mechanical cooling, except in IT-intensive spaces. A large PV array provides renewable energy to reduce energy bills.

Our sustainability team set the BREEAM strategy to establish a route to Very Good rating.