St Peter’s School Bournemouth

Client: Bournemouth Borough Council

Architect: Cube Design

This new £8.6m, four-storey block for St Peter’s School in Bournemouth was part of a phased development and refurbishment scheme primarily focused on the relocation of pupils from the lower school nearby. The block is built on a steep bank with multiple entrances on different levels and includes PE classrooms, changing facilities, a dining hall, assembly hall, kitchen facilities, new science laboratories and art classrooms. We used dynamic thermal modelling to help design a natural ventilation scheme with opening windows and exposed thermal mass to provide comfortable conditions all year round. As part of meeting local requirements, the roof includes a PV arrays to help reduceCO2 emissions.