South Cheshire College, Crewe

Cheshire South College
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A walkway system was utilised for the conversion of green energy as part of a £60 million new college campus scheme.
Broxap worked with contractor BAM Construction on the external landscaping and infrastructure at the new South Cheshire College in Crewe.
The flagship facility was developed to be carbon neutral, and architects Jefferson Sheard integrated existing natural features, including a copse, into the design.
Materials from the demolition of some of the original college buildings were reused in piling mats for the project and a moat to accept rainwater runoff was created around the protected copse.
With sustainability a key component of the brief, Broxap designed, manufactured and installed a series of products to support the college’s aim of making a low environmental impact.
Central to this was a bespoke cantilever walkway based on our St John Fisher Asymmetric design.
At 34 metres long, the walkway leads from the college site to the entrance of the purpose-built Starting Point Nursery.
Our design office engineered the secure mounting of solar electricity panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), along the length of the walkway above the cantilever beams.
Working with other partners on site, the PV array was linked to a solar inverter at the nursery to transform the solar power into usable energy.
The college, now known as Cheshire College, placed a heavy emphasis on green and active travel methods around campus.
To accommodate this, Broxap designed, manufactured and installed nine Apollo Cycle Shelters each with a capacity for 10 parked cycles; and four standard runs of Apollo Cycle Shelters collectively offering parking spaces for 120 bikes.
Bespoke Stainless Steel Cycle Stands and Stainless Steel Harrogate Cycle Stands completed the cycle parking provision.
Five Double Buxton Litter and Recycling Units were ordered to encourage responsible waste management across the site.
Long-lasting Chantry concrete benches, cast concrete picnic units, and one of Broxap’s Modulock Full Circle Benches were also delivered to campus.
Root fixed and removable Swansea Bollards; Sunburst Tree Grilles; Poplar Tree Guards and a car park Height Restriction Barrier completed the project.


Year Completed:

2010

Project Value:

£179,000

Location:

Crewe


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