Ormiston Park Academy

Client: Ormiston Academies Trust

Location: Aveley, Essex

Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction

Project Value: £2,000,000

Situated on the site of a park landscaped by Capability Brown and located over two floors, this new academy is divided into three main areas representing each of its colleges; Aspen, Sycamore and Banyan. It has up-to-the minute teaching spaces and workshops, open plan education plazas and lecture theatres leading onto external learning terraces on the top floor, and dining and catering areas, and an assembly and drama hall on the ground floor. There is an adjacent sports hall and the separate Ascend building for students with BESD (Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties).

Kershaw developed the initial M&E designs into 3D, workable fabrication and installation drawings, as well as manufactured the entire ductwork, in-house. The full M&E building services provision includes a CHP (Combined Heat and Power) unit and Photovoltaic installation together with security systems, fire alarms, lighting, power, ICT and lightening protection.