The building has been designed to be principally naturally ventilated, including the sports hall, which is served by assisted stack ventilation to rooftop level.
Classrooms are ventilated on one external wall via a mixture of acoustically attenuated ventilation panels and openable windows/doors for the hottest days of the year. This ensures low background noise to the classroom spaces, as recommended by BB93, whilst ensuring good air quality.
For the 3no classroom spaces at third floor level, Breathing Buildings low-energy ‘E-stack’ units are used to achieve good ventilation whilst reducing excess heating. These vent via rooftop louvred enclosures similar to the sports hall stacks.