Time: 10:45 - 11:45

Date: Day 1


Journey to achieving Passivhaus on SEN Schools

Catherine Ward, Associate, SEN Lead at HLM Architects and Ian Snowden/Jason Fitzsimmons, Passivhaus Consultants, Gale and Snowden

As part of the DfE Sustainability Pathfinder programme, HLM and G&S were commissioned as part of a contractor-led team to design and deliver the World’s first* Passivhaus SEN School. To be managed and operated by the highly, respected Wellspring Trust, the school is a non-ambulant special school located in Scunthorpe.

This talk will explain our journey so far, in designing a SEN school that is to achieve Passivhaus Classic, whilst meeting the stringent requirements of the DfE Output Specification and the School Specific Brief. The school has a number of bespoke areas, that generated a number of challenges in regards to Passivhaus, including a hydrotherapy suite.

*that we are aware of!


  • Catherine Ward SEN Lead - HLM Architects
  • View full profile for Ian SnowdenIan Snowden Passivhaus Consultants - Gale and Snowden
  • View full profile for Jason FitzsimmonsJason Fitzsimmons Passivhaus Consultants - Gale and Snowden

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