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New Build International Academy, Yate, Bristol


cpr1730-solar-willmott-dixon-yate-academy-2-390000At the £16m Yate International Academy 215 windows were installed in the Passivhaus certified REHAU GENEO® window system. These are WER A rated with a Uw-Value of just 1.2W/m²K.

This was in line with the overall specification of the Academy which focuses on sustainable features including a ground source heat pump powered by photovoltaic panels and highly insulated materials throughout.

Alongside the GENEO® windows more than 15 varying sized curtain walling screens were fabricated and installed in the REHAU Polytec 50S composite curtain walling system with a similar low Uw-Value. All of the window and curtain walling components are coloured grey.

REHAU provided their support on the project with drawings and design calculations, particularly in the inclusion of additional reinforcement box sections to meet the wind loading requirements on the site.

The 900 pupil Yate International Academy was built by construction specialists Willmott Dixon on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council to replace the 45-year old buildings of the former King Edmund Community School.

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