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ISG gets green light from Hoyle Court Primary School

27 Sep 11 ISG has been awarded a £1 million project to build a highly sustainable extension at Hoyle Court Primary School in Baildon, West Yorkshire.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council has given the go ahead to extend facilities to create new teaching and ancillary areas to accommodate increasing numbers of pupils at the highly regarded school.

Hoyle Court Primary School, which recently won a Bronze Eco Award, has demonstrated its commitment to providing pupils with a high quality learning experience within a sustainable environment with this latest scheme. The single-storey extension will feature a green sedum roof, which will absorb CO2 emissions, reduce energy demand and enhance the aesthetics of the structure.

Furthering the drive to make this building as environmentally friendly as possible, ISG will also install a stormwater management system. The system used here will retain up to 90% of the rainwater that falls on the roof and regulate the flow of precipitation that reaches the sewers to avoid sudden surges.

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The extension itself will be constructed from blockwork walls with external rendering and part rainscreen cladding. ISG will also upgrade the car park, emergency vehicle access and remodel the existing play area with the project scheduled for completion early next year.

John Gittins, ISG’s North East managing director, commented: "Forward thinking clients continue to recognise the benefits of adopting sustainable construction solutions as part of a commitment to reducing energy usage and enhancing the environment. With so much attention now focused on diminishing natural resources and the impact of climate change, Hoyle Court Primary School will be educating pupils within a building that embraces some of the very latest innovations in sustainable construction, setting an excellent example to the next generation of consumers."

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