Grove Park School is designated for pupils with severe physical and learning disabilities. It will be a specialised educational facility for learners who have physical, communication, medical, sensory and learning needs.
Chalkhill School comprises the restructuring of the existing Chalkhill Youth and Community Centre into a new Community Centre with an additional educational facility designated as a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU). Pupil Referral Units are a type of school, set up and run by local authorities, to provide education for children who cannot attend school.
Brent Council require that both Grove Park and Chalkhill Schools should be built to achieve a BREEAM performance standard of Very Good. The performance of the schools will be measured against eight categories of sustainable design including energy, health and wellbeing, ecology and land use, water, and pollution.
Greengage were commissioned as BREEAM Schools assessors to undertake the environmental appraisal of both schools. This involved an evaluation of the detailed designs, collation and assessment of the documentary evidence submitted by the team and the provision of guidance to the team in achieving the target rating of Very Good for both the BREEAM schools assessments.
A preliminary evaluation of the detailed designs for both schools was undertaken in order to make recommendations to enable a Very Good BREEAM rating to be achieved. The design team were able to provide supporting information to demonstrate the target credits have been achieved. A ‘Final’ BREEAM Schools assessment report was produced by Greengage to demonstrate the performance of each school, as benchmarked against BREEAM Schools 2006.