Windmill Community Campus Highly Commended
Published: Tuesday 13 Feb 2018 by Fife Council
Windmill Community Campus
Windmill Community Campus Aerial
Windmill Community Campus Play Area
Windmill Community Campus Library
Windmill Community Campus in Kirkcaldy has been highly commended by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). In their winners' brochure the CIBSE judges emphasised that “The awards focus on actual, measured performance outcomes, not just design intent or performance specifications”.
The campus, which was recognised at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2018, is a new type of integrated community facility that combines the former Viewforth High School, Rosslyn Assisted Special Needs School, a public library, a community sports facility and a council customer service point under the one roof.
The facility was designed by Fife Council’s Property Services in-house design team and built by BAM Construction.
Raymond Johnston, Service Manager, Property Services explained: “A key part of the design strategy was to ensure low running costs and co2 emissions whilst still providing a high performing building. The in-house team are passionate about long term sustainable performance and have worked very hard, focusing on every detail to deliver this project to a very high standard.
“In terms of sustainability, the campus is designed in accordance with the Platinum Standard of Fife Council’s Sustainability Scheme. Key to the design was the use of natural daylight and natural ventilation throughout the building. The design delivers this through with the extensive use of windows, rooflights and a ‘Breathing Buildings’ system to ensure good cross and stack effect ventilation.
“The campus is the first school within Fife to be completely lit by LED lighting. The building has matched or bettered the predicted energy performance targets set at the design stage.
“The project has been regarded as a huge success following its opening in August 2016 with both schools now fully integrated to the benefit of the staff and pupils. I’m pleased that this proud achievement, which demonstrates the passion and quality of our in-house staff, has also been nationally recognised for its engineering excellence.”
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