City Academy Norwich

City Academy

An iconic academy situated on the outskirts of Norwich city centre is benefiting from the lightweight design and fast-track installation provided by The Kingspan KoolDuct System.

The Project

The multi-million pound City Academy Norwich has been constructed by Kier and replaces the outdated Earlham High School with a purpose built facility. Sheppard Robson’s unique design comprises a main three storey crescent building, which houses the teaching areas and provides views across the playing fields, backing onto a smaller single storey crescent entrance building. The academy accommodates 1,100 pupils from ages 11-19 and on completion was assessed as BREEAM ‘Excellent’ by WSP Group.

To help attain this high level of energy efficiency, 2574 m2 of The Kingspan KoolDuct System was installed to and from air handling units throughout the academy. 

The KoolDuct System
KoolDuct Delivery Partner:
RDS Ductwork Contractors
Sheppard Robson
Aside from helping to meet the overall BREEAM ‘Excellent’ target, our main consideration on the project was ensuring that the ductwork could be installed to the tight schedule, allowing the academy to be completed in time for the new school term. The Kingspan KoolDuct System enabled us to easily meet this deadline. The System sections are far lighter than many of the traditional ducting options, meaning we were able to minimise the manual handling needed to get them in place and as they come pre-insulated there was no need to spend additional time cladding them.

Graham Sims, Operations Manager, RDS Ductwork Contractors​:​


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City Academy Norwich

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