Rogiet Primary School scheme was completed in October 2010 as part of the Monmouthshire County Council primary school framework. The school provides 210 primary places as well as incorporating community and playgroup facilities. It is the highest BREEAM rated primary school in Wales and received the highest BREEAM 'on-completion' score for all education buildings in the UK in 2010.
The building proves that sustainability does not necessarily require an increased budget, with passive approach principles at the core of the design. Despite the school’s location between two nearby motorways, the scheme is fully naturally ventilated, with adverse external noise managed by acoustic attenuation.
White Design’s approach to sustainability demonstrates that a successful scheme has beneficial outcomes, not just outputs. During all stages of the project, the design team carried out extensive consultation with teachers, parents and school pupils to ensure that not only does the building meet its low energy brief, it is also provides the best possible teaching and learning facility, making a truly positive impact on the children’s and community’s welfare. As a result of this inclusive process, the school embodied a new motto: “everybody plays a part”.