Case Study

Anderson High School

01 / Case Study

Anderson High School

The Anderson High School in Lerwick is a £56m four-storey school that can accommodate up to 1,180 pupils.

Location / Lerwick, Scotland

Contract Value / £55m

Architect / N/A

Client / Shetland Islands Council / hub North Scotland

Completion / 2017

02 / Overview

Overview of the Anderson High School project

Anderson High School is one of the largest buildings in Lerwick and includes a three-storey 100-bed residential building. The school was designed by Ryder Architecture and DSSR.

Both buildings have their heat source provided via a connection to the Lerwick District Heating System. This district heating system uses a combination of renewable energy sources, including waste heat from the local power station and geothermal energy.

The school is designed to be highly energy efficient. It has a number of features that help to reduce energy consumption, including:

  • A highly insulated building envelope
  • Natural ventilation
  • A heat recovery ventilation system
  • A district heating system
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Water-saving fixtures

The school is also designed to be comfortable for its occupants. It has a number of features that help to improve occupant comfort, including:

  • Good daylight levels
  • Natural ventilation
  • A comfortable temperature and humidity
  • A quiet environment
  • A well-designed layout

The Anderson High School is a highly sustainable and energy-efficient school. It is a great example of how design can be used to improve the environmental performance of buildings.

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