Kinetic have been appointed to provide BREEAM assessment duties and consultancy for additional teaching space and residential accommodation for pupils with severe Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) at James Rennie School, Carlisle.
With a BREEAM requirement of ‘Very Good’, upon completion the building will be a stable, stress reducing building, with a variety of communal areas allowing different types of interaction, adaptable classrooms, en-suite bedrooms and a sensory room.
As people with autism often experience visual perceptual problems, extremely sensitive sensory processing and often have underlying health issues the building aims to include a range of features, including;
- A variety of lighting options, including high frequency (no-flicker) lighting, non-glare surface and natural light.
- Reduced ambient noise levels with increased insulation in the ceilings and walls, to accommodate aural sensitiveness.
- Non-toxic building materials and finishes, preventing chronic exposure to indoor air pollutants.
Work is set to begin on site May 2017 and to be completed by May 2018.