St Anne’s Academy is part of the Building Schools for the Future programme, funded by sponsors from the Church of England and Rochdale BC. The academy will support 750 11-16 yr olds, and 150 sixth form students. The £17.6m scheme will enhance the schools specialist facilities of technology, art and the built environment. Currently being developed by Willmott Dixon Construction the scheme is set to be complete in September 2010. The academy aims to meet the BREEAM rating of ‘very good’, provide 10% renewable’s (although not required)
and cut C02 emissions by 25%. The building will utilise a biomass wood pellet boiler in order to provide heating and hot water to the academy, this boiler is supported with gas additions. High efficiency lighting and automatic presence
detection and daylight dimming also enhance the energy efficiency of the classroom and office areas while meeting lighting requirements.
St Anne’s Academy aims to be a benchmark for all future academy buildings, by reducing C02 emissions significantly, providing a safe and comfortable environment for all occupants, and enhancing students learning by increasing the wealth and quality of educational and social facilities to the local community.