Beatlie Assisted Needs Campus in Livingston is a £12M school for pupils aged 3 through to 18 with severe and complex and profound medical needs.
The building has been designed to provide a stimulating, joyful place of learning delivered through a diverse blend of spaces of varying scale and character, the majority of which are bathed in natural light.
Demand reduction in energy is a key principal of the design to achieve LEIP funding requirements where U-values, optimised glazing for daylight and passive solar gain and low air tightness are proposed. The building is fossil fuel free and relies on high efficiency heat pumps to provide heating with local electric hot water throughout. The building is also supplemented by roof mounted photovoltaic panels.
The new school design incorporates the most up to date technology to assist pupils whilst also making the building intuitive to the needs and requirements of the pupils. Intelligent Building Management Systems, Sensor Grids and Assistive Technology are proposed to enhance the educational experience for the children and contribute to minimising operation energy demand.