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Christ’s College and Pond Meadow Schools

with DSDHA

As part of Surrey County Council’s Strategic Education Policy, outline planning permission was granted to demolish the existing eight-form entry school buildings and for the site to be redeveloped as an Education Campus. This would provide a new building to accommodate a reduced form entry school and to relocate an existing special needs school onto the site.

Pond Meadow is a special needs educational school catering for children and young people with severe learning difficulties. Classrooms are designed to receive good daylight with rooflights and passive gains in summer. Low energy solutions featured highly in the design. Each classroom has solar control windows and is naturally cross-ventilated using manually operated windows and high-level vents. The façades have both high- and low-level opening panels.

Christ’s College is a seven-form entry secondary school for which we developed a bespoke modular heat recovery ventilation unit which sits within the façade. The unit provides fresh air to each of the classrooms while recovering and recycling all of the heat gains in the classrooms.