Engineering Services for Buildings


Epping Primary School


The concept of this project was to replace the existing dated school building with a new ecologically friendly building and increase the potential pupil intake capacity by 25%.

The new school layout boasts 14 classrooms, a kitchen, hall, toilet areas and administration offices.

A 90kw woodchip boiler, backed up by a gas boiler, provides the heat to the underfloor heating system and boosts the temperature of the HWS which is initially heated by solar panels.

Natural ventilation is employed with control to windows dependent upon CO2 levels and outside temperatures. Harvested rainwater from an underground storage tank is used in the WC’s.

Other services installed include the fire alarm, mains power, induction loop and lightning protection.

The school also benefits from a BMS system linked to a graphic display in the reception area which shows the energy produced by the sustainable systems.





Installation of Mechanical and Electrical Contractor


Essex County Council

Main Contractor:

Farrans Construction

M & E Consultant:

NPS (Norwich)



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