£25m School Building Project in Huddersfield

Galliford Try has been chosen as lead contractor for a school building project in Huddersfield, by the Department of Education.

The project is to build a four storey classroom block for Greenhead College, Huddersfield and is designed to be a net zero carbon building. Plans are also in place to replace the existing main hall of the college with new catering facilities and social spaces.

The project is to take on a fabric-first approach and use low-carbon materials with the building envelope designed to be air tight and energy efficient. Passive ventilation and heat recovery will keep energy use low and LED lighting and low energy services are integrated with a building management system to ensure consumption is monitored closely. Photavoltaic solar panels will also contribute energy supplies for the new buildings.

Galliford Try’s education director Claire Jackson said: “This is another project that Galliford Try has been awarded with net zero carbon targets and demonstrates that our business is at the forefront of developments in this key area of focus for the government and public sector”.