Defence School of Transport, LeconfieldModular
The MOD’s residential driver training school, the Defence School of Transport, required new accommodation to benefit military personnel attending short courses at their Leconfield base in the East Riding of Yorkshire, while delivering improved energy efficiency. With Design ID’s knowledge and expertise within the Defence sector, structural and civil design services were provided for the two 112-bed multi-occupancy accommodation blocks.
Design ID contributed significantly to the embodied carbon and net zero targets through lean design of the foundations and modular superstructure, utilising computational methodologies and processes developed within the consultancy to push the boundaries of steel design and provide the most sustainable design achievable for the spans and applied loading. Alongside SMART technologies, air source heat pumps and heat recovery systems, the project was delivered as part of the NetCAP+ (Net-Carbon Accommodation Programme) to contribute to the Government’s 2050 net-zero target.
With the module delivery taking place during a continued period of snow, the benefits of offsite construction were evident, with the bays assembled in controlled conditions of the weather-protected factory.
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