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Where stimulating space fosters effective learning

Trumpington Community College was designed and built with strong sustainability in mind and features 245 VELUX Modular Skylights. Sustainability drove every aspect of the college masterplan, including a transport target for 90% of students to arrive by foot, bicycle or public transport.

The college wanted to create a level of transparency that would allow students and staff the benefit of light as well as a glimpse of the weather outside, while preventing glare and high contrast ratios.

Light and fresh air fill the heart of the school thanks to the prolific use of VELUX modular skylights. Double-sided window glazing to classrooms also provide good natural daylight. To minimise glare, the skylight modules in the atrium were supplied with opal panes.

The future-proof design includes exposed concrete soffits providing thermal mass cooling overnight, and cooler embedded pipework allowing activation for adaption to future climate change. 

The skylights promote the energy efficiency of the building and offer a life expectance of over 30 years, helping to deliver a BREEAM excellent rating.

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Products used in project

1 x Atrium Longlight

Atrium Longlight

Multiple rows of skylight modules that can be combined to create a large glass roof.

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87 x Wall-mounted Longlight

Wall-mounted Longlight 5-45°

A rooflight series used to connect different building heights with a flat roof as the base and a vertical wall at the top.

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6 x Northlight

Northlight 25-90°

A rooflight series for sloped, shed or saw tooth roofs.

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Quantity of modules: 245

Special Glazing: Opal glazing

Atrium Longlight

Multiple rows of skylight modules that can be combined to create a large glass roof.

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Wall-mounted Longlight 5-45°

A rooflight series used to connect different building heights with a flat roof as the base and a vertical wall at the top.

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Northlight 25-90°

A rooflight series for sloped, shed or saw tooth roofs.

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Andrew Hutchinson OBE,

Executive Principal, Parkside Federation Academies

At Trumpington Community College, we were looking for a glazing solution that provided a sense of light and space while minimising glare in open learning areas. The VELUX Modular Skylight system that has been installed has helped us create and exceptional working environment…we are delighted with it.

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