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Leeds to pioneer PassivHaus primary school

Education Leeds has appointed architecture practice Space to build a PassivHaus-standard primary school

The £10 million facility would be a first in the UK, replacing the ageing buildings at Richmond Hill primary school, as well as adding a special education needs provision for 16 children and a nursery.

It will also include wide corridors - or ‘learning streets’ - to allow for group and individual learning away from the traditional classroom, large classrooms, small group rooms for personalised learning, a dedicated multi-purpose community space and a multi-purpose hall.

Chris Edwards, chief executive of Education Leeds, said: ‘These plans outline the world class facilities which will benefit the whole community in Richmond Hill. Not only will the children have access to world-class facilities and classrooms and brilliant teaching, the wider community will also be able to use the facilities outside of normal school hours.’

PassivHaus is a design methodology pioneered in Germany that minimises the use of energy for heating and cooling the building, making them cheap to run.

Planning permission for the project has been submitted to Leeds City Council and if approved construction will start in January 2011, with a view to opening in September 2012.

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