Academy opens ahead of schedule

Academy opens ahead of schedule

Keys have been handed over for a new £10 million UTC building in Heathrow, west London, six weeks ahead of schedule.

The 4,500sqm building includes state of the art engineering workshops aimed to promote the school’s aviation engineering specialism.

Many sustainable features have also been included. Carbon emissions will be reduced by 25 per cent against building regulation requirements, using a high performing building envelope and photovoltaic panels, which will reduce the overall energy costs for the UTC.

Natural light will be used as much as possible, rainwater will be collected and used for flushing toilets, and permeable paving will reduce rainwater run-off.

Heathrow UTC principal Bryan Berry said: “We are delighted to take ownership of our fantastic new building ahead of time, and all our staff and students are looking forward to opening the doors on January 5.”

Pic: Brian Kelly, Project Manager, BAM Construct, hands the keys to the new Heathrow UTC building to Principal Bryan Berry

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