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Kettering Buccleuch Academy

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is a £26m 'all through' Academy, catering for students from foundation to extended learning stage. It has co-located three existing schools into a single point of learning.
  • Client:
    Northamptonshire County Council

  • Location:
    Kettering, Northampton

  • Project Value:

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and structural engineering

  • Added Value:
    The surface water drainage design incorporates deep borehole soakaways into the fractured limestone aquifer, which has provided an economic and environmentally beneficial solution. The occupier will continue to reap rewards for the lifetime of the building due to a reduction in water company charges as there is no discharge of run off to the public drainage system.

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    Kettering Buccleuch Academy

The construction adopted was a two and three storey steel frame with exposed precast concrete floors and roof. The development boasts considerable sustainable credentials, utilising natural ventilations, exposed concrete soffits for thermal massing, high levels of natural lighting and an economic SUDS drainage solution which discharges directly into a fractured limestone aquifer running beneath the site.

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