East Midlands civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting is celebrating being part of the team behind a project that took the title of Sustainable Development of the Year at the ProCon Leicestershire 2011 Awards.

The award was presented for the development of Oakham Church of England Primary School.

BSP Consulting, with offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, was civil and structural engineer for the £6.2 million scheme, which was a Willmott Dixon project for Rutland County Council.

The news came shortly after another scheme that BSP Consulting worked on – Brookside Meadows in Northampton – was named Sustainable Smaller Housing Project at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011.

“It is great news for the whole team to hear that the development of Oakham Church of England Primary School has been named Sustainable Development of the Year at the ProCon Leicestershire 2011 Awards,” said BSP business development director Jef Todd.

The building and the engineering system were designed to work as one at the school. Whatever the weather outside, the building makes less demand on heating, ventilation and lighting to keep it pleasant inside. Energy and water-efficient appliances also cut the environmental impact of the school.

The school has space for 280 children, plus 35 pupils with special educational needs and 25 nursery places. Forty square metres of roof area are used for solar heated water. Natural ventilation and occupancy sensing low energy lighting are just two more of the many measures that contribute to the building’s environmental performance and a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’.

BSP Consulting provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.

Its services include civil, structural, environmental, transportation and geotechnical engineering.

The company was launched in Nottingham in 1999 and its offices are in Oxford Street, Nottingham, Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester and Vincent House, Solly Street, Sheffield.


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