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Education Projects Win ProCon Award 2010

» 23rd November 2010

Two projects in which Derry Building Services have this year completed the mechanical and electrical building services, have been recognised at the 2010 annual ProCon Leicestershire Awards, celebrating the very best new buildings and other construction projects across Leicestershire and Rutland.

 Winners and Categories are:

Project: John Ferneley College – Melton Mowbray
Won: Building of the Year Award


John Ferneley College is a £15.5million project replacing a smaller school from the 1950's. Sympathetic to its

environment, three two storey clusters contain teaching spaces. The blocks are linked with a double height street

with glazing that allows un‐interrupted views of the surrounding landscape.

This single storey timber clad building houses the low carbon biomass boiler and recycling facilities. It functions as a
teaching tool to learn about energy use, climate change and recycling with the of reducing carbon consumption by over
60% using a 25kW wind turbine, daylight dimming, efficient lighting, rainwater harvesting and natural light and


Project: South Leicestershire College
Won: Regeneration Project Of The Year Award


The new college campus has regenerated almost 12,000 square metres of brownfield site. This advanced modern college, designed to accommodate over 6,000 full time learners and over 400 staff, replaces existing ageing, redundant buildings that used to sprawl over seven and a half acres.

The chosen site is in a highly visible position, fronting Blaby Road Park, Blaby Road and Canal Street, formerly a derelict industrial area that had remained unused and unattractive for many years.

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