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John Madejski Academy



Department for Children, Schools, and Families.



9,564m2 new build Academy and Sports Hall, a 28 million development.

The Academy will serve 1,100 students from 11 to 18 year old.



125 Hartland Road

Reading, RG2 8AF



Conduct a BREEAM Schools Design & Procurement and a Post-Construction Assessments and advise on achieving a “Very Good” sustainability rating.



We were appointed by the UK Department for Children Schools and Families (previously known as Department for Education and Skills) as sustainability consultants to ensure that both BREEAM assessments of this Academy —during design and post-works completion—obtain a “Very Good” environmental and sustainability rating.

We have been involved throughout the design phase of the project with regular meetings and communication with the project managers, architects, engineers, and other specialist consultants such as the landscape architects, ecologist, acoustic consultant, security consultant, and other. We issued updated BREEAM Schools reports summarizing the status of the project in terms of sustainability credentials, and advising on the future steps to ensure the “Very Good” rating is on track, and providing guidance as to the type of actions and specifications needed, as well as the evidence documents to be produced.

Issues such as the choice of low-impact materials and insulation, day-lighting levels in classrooms, and energy-efficient heating, lighting, ventilation, and cooling system, and the protection and enhancement of the ecological features of the site are of crucial importance to the success of this project and the well-being of the students.











The John Madejski Academy scored as follows for each of the BREEAM sustainability categories:


Transport 100%

Water 71%

Land Use & Ecology 69%

Health & Well-Being 63%

Management 60%

Pollution 50%

Materials & Waste 35%

Energy 33%


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