Our Projects: Felsted School, The Marshall Centre for Learning
The Marshall Centre for Learning at Felsted school is a brand-new state-of-the-art hub for pupil collaboration, creativity and innovation.
The modern-style brick and glass centre sits in the middle of campus and has been carefully designed to fit in with the school’s Victorian buildings whilst being a striking and noticeable new addition.
Creating educational spaces that minimise the impact on the environment is very important to Felsted and as a result, the building uses many natural resources. A Thorlux smart lighting system with specialist controls keeps energy consumption down, and is sometimes not needed at all, as the large floor to ceiling windows bring in lots of natural light.
An innovative, low carbon ventilation system by Monodraught creates a comfortable indoor temperature by making use of the passive effects of wind speed or differences in pressure. The building has excellent insulation and also houses a large array of PV panels on its roof. Brise soleil, a type of solar shading, was incorporated in construction to reduce heat gain by deflecting sunlight.
These energy-efficient measures have earned The Marshall Centre an EPC ‘A’ rating and are predicted to help significantly with the current rising energy costs.
The multi-million-pound building has 10 classrooms. Two classrooms have a moveable wall, making the spaces highly adaptable for different learning requirements, such as team-work activities. It has large interactive screens and writable walls for collaborative projects. There are many unique areas for different ways of studying, including workplace-inspired break-out rooms, learning pods and coffee shop style high benches and stools. On the ground floor is an exhibition space, which will showcase students’ artwork.
- Client: Felsted School
- Sector: Education
- Services: Cost Consultancy
- Contract: £4.2m