Wilkinson Primary School, Wolverhampton

Size26,910 sq ft
ArchitectArchitype
Design Features
  • The staff and pupils had input into the innovative and imaginative design of their new school which features classrooms and group rooms clustered around shared, central activity hubs.
  • The ground floor classrooms enjoy direct access to the outdoor areas, while large windows throughout the building provide bright, well-lit spaces.
  • Wilkinson Primary School building utilises high levels of natural light and excellent ventilation to create a healthy and positive atmosphere that helps motivate the pupils and aid concentration.
Timber Frame Features

• Balloon construction to avoid the need to sit the floor joists on to the external wall thus into the thermal envelope.
• Roof comprises of closed panels with 400mm deep ‘I’ beams filled with ‘upcycled’ cellulose insulation, U-value 0.12W/m2K.
• The 340mm timber frame walls were sheeted on the outside with Hunton Bitroc board, 18mm OSB3 forms the airtight layer internally. The wall is filled with ‘upcycled’ cellulose insulation, U- value 0.12W/m2k.
• Airtightness achieved (at 50 Pascals): 0.48 air changes per hour.