Trumpington Community College

Trumpington Community College

From the outset of the design process, the Trumpington Community College project was driven by an ambitious sustainability agenda.

Max Fordham carried out environmental engineering and acoustic design, along with BREEAM consultancy. Our acoustic design work included auralisation modelling to test and demonstrate the likely acoustic conditions under different learning scenarios. 

The atrium affords exceptional daylighting, using large areas of rooflights. Glazed internal screens allow borrowed daylight deep into the rear classrooms.

The project includes a Soft Landings programme, post occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the energy and water use; all essential to demonstrate good, in-use building performance. 

The project achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating at design stage.


Avanti Architects






City of Cambridge Education Foundation

Jack Hobhouse Info
The building has been designed to accommodate the highest standards of digital technology by using a high bandwidth, campus-wide wireless digital infrastructure
Jack Hobson Info
The careful integration of acoustic absorption on walls and ceilings allows teaching to successfully take place in flexible, unstructured learning zones used by more than two hundred students
Jack Hobhouse Info
An efficient natural ventilation strategy employs the use of exposed thermal mass, night cooling and a ground source heat pump system
Jack Hobhouse Info
The building features extensive open plan learning areas, embracing Danish education principles, that are fundamental to the school’s vision