All Saints Academy ACO makes the grade in school design
“ ACO did an excellent job, on budget, using high quality components that look aesthetically very good. ACO are an ideal partner because they can work well with a wide range of floor types – tiling, painted floors and so on – and offer a range of different depths to satisfy different construction techniques. They provided us with lots of options. ACO serviced, measured up and delivered all the parts to ensure the best possible result and they were always on hand when something urgent needed to be addressed.” Craig Madders, Construction Supervisor, Skanska.
Case Study All Saints Academy
ACO Modular 125
ACO has provided a whole range of drainage solutions
In addition to the drainage channels, ACO gullies
Modular 125 offers the first choice for performance
for a £24m state-of-the-art academy school in
were supplied throughout, offering hygiene, durability
and flexibility. Significant improvements include:
Cheltenham that has since been nominated for a
and performance. All Gully systems are manufactured
Fully tested and classified to BS EN 1433 –
design prize by the British Council for School
in austenitic stainless steel grades 304 and 316 and
Drainage channels for vehicular and pedestrian
Environments (BCSE). All Saints’ Academy was
fully pickle passivated for corrosion resistance. The
areas for enhanced operational confidence.
designed by Nicholas Hare Architects LLP and was
bowl-shaped design of the gullies minimises siltation
shortlisted for Best Secondary School project in the
and all models include an integral foul air trap.
Vee-bottomed profiled channel for enhanced flow efficiency at low flow rates.
BCSE Awards for 2012. The Academy building has Extended range of constant depth and sloping
already been hailed as the most iconic school
invert channels and accessories.
building in the South West by the local press. Among
Unique optional grating security locks available
the solutions provided by ACO were rainwater outlets
without extended delivery time penalty.
for the roof, a bespoke tundish for the kitchen, and
Lightweight channel sections minimise the risk
modular channels and gullies throughout.
to construction employees during the installation phase.
The three-storey building in west Cheltenham provides secondary education for 900 pupils and 200
Wide variety of invert depths and channel falls
sixth formers, incorporating a 4-court sports hall, gym
to suit most applications.
and dance studios at first floor level that are also
made available for community use. ACO solutions were specified in all corners of the building. For the kitchen ACO created a bespoke
Food processing and commercial kitchens.
tundish (a funnel to collect drips from the combi),
Industrial / commercial infrastructure.
while rainwater outlets were tailor-made for the roof.
Healthcare / education leisure.
ACO fashioned these outlets with bespoke spigots, as standard spigots would not have offered the required
Schools, colleges. Domestic.
“ACO did an excellent job, on budget, using high quality components that look aesthetically very good,” ACO Modular channels were supplied and installed in
said Craig Madders, Construction Supervisor,
the changing rooms, providing compact and attractive
Skanska.“ACO are an ideal partner on a job like this
capacity drainage in corrosion-resistant stainless
because they can work well with a wide range of floor
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steel, while discreet drainage channels were specified
types – tiling, painted floors and so on – and offer a
for the external paving, supporting the need to
range of different depths to satisfy different
maintain clean, functional design throughout the
construction techniques. They gave us lots of options.
Modular 125 Stainless Steel Linear Drainage range,
ACO serviced, measured up and delivered all the
a fully flexible system tested and classified to
parts to ensure the best possible result and they were
For more information on our bespoke and design services, contact ACO Building Drainage on 01462 816666 or email email@example.com. A full overview of ACO Building Drainage products and resources is available at www.acobd.co.uk
building. These products were specified from ACO’s
BS EN 1433 - Drainage Channels for Vehicular &
always on hand when something urgent needed to be