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Maldon College

A substantial £5 million project at Maldon.

The aim of the project was to:

  • Provide facilities for education and training local residents
  • Increase district student numbers and job prospects through training in vocational skills leading to NVQs
  • Provide suitable facilities for all, including pupils in years 10 and 11 and people of working age
  • Educate and train through two providers – Colchester Institute and Essex County Council Adult Community Learning
  • Help local employers to provide on-the-job training also complemented by the new training centre

Facilities provided include:

  • Beauty and hairdressing studios
  • Motor vehicle maintenance workshop
  • Bricklaying workshop
  • Printing, decorating, multi-skill construction workshop ICT Suites
  • Creche, catering and administration

Rolton Group was appointed to provide detailed design proposals for the civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and sustainable low/zero carbon engineering. We were also appointed as BREEAM assessors. The building is now used as an educational resource; students can monitor the amount of renewable energy being produced, using meters throughout the school and the use of roof platforms that house PV/SHWP technologies.

The development incorporates ground source heat pumps and solar hot water panels mounted on the south-facing roofs. The building has 20 per cent less CO2emissions compared to a Building Regulations 2006-compliant building.

The project was assessed under the BREEAM Education 2008 scheme and achieved a rating of 'Excellent'.