Arborfield Secondary School, Wokingham


Value: £5.2m

This project involved the design, installation, testing and commissioning of building services for a new, BREEAM Good rated, 1200-pupil secondary school for Wokingham Borough Council.


Legsun carried out the following:

  • Ventilation to classrooms, dining hall and main hall; these areas are to have a mixed mode ventilation strategy consisting of natural ventilation with a mechanical ventilation system providing heated air.
  • Central air handling unit (AHU) to serve Learning Resource Centre, Sixth Form area and Reception
  • Dedicated AHU for kitchen area, designed in association with a hood extractor system
  • Specialist extract ventilation via local exhaust ventilation systems for the areas which require it e.g. science labs
  • Heating system consisting of a primary heat source, secondary distribution of low temperature hot water and heat emitters
  • Hot and cold water systems (potable and non-potable)
  • Gas distribution system to boilers, kitchen, science labs, food technology rooms and sports hall.
  • Property protection sprinkler system throughout building
  • Above ground drainage
  • Low Voltage main distribution installation from the site boundary including new switchgear, sub-main cables and final distribution boards throughout the new building.
  • General small power and structured cabling installation
  • General and emergency lighting
  • External lighting
  • Fire detection and alarm system.

Intruder alarms and CCTV system

  • Access control systems
  • Lightning protection
  • Services for Disabled Building Users
  • Earthing and bonding installations
  • Building Management System
  • Testing and commissioning