Heath Mount School is an independent day and boarding school located in a country estate in rural Hertfordshire.
KJ Tait Engineers has carried out several commissions for the school, including a nursery, a new classroom block and auditorium, and a site-wide energy strategy study. The nursery project involves a new extension to the Pre Prep building to provide three new classrooms. The extension is naturally ventilated and utilises underfloor heating throughout.
The classroom/auditorium building provides several new classrooms, circulation space and a music performance auditorium. Construction was phased with the large auditorium built within an existing quarry to make full use of the site contours and minimise the visual impact. The classrooms are naturally ventilated, and the auditorium mechanically ventilated using high-efficiency air handling plant.