S&P UK provides heat recovery solution for King John School in Essex as part of £1.5m redevelopment


S&P UK was pleased to supply our large RHE 10000 heat recovery unit to King John School in South Benfleet, Essex, as part of a major £1.5 million redevelopment project.


Hundreds of pupils, teachers and visitors are now benefiting from the highest standards of indoor air quality thanks to our long-term highly efficient ventilation solution.


The RHE 10000 can deliver 2.5 m³ per second of fresh air for large indoor spaces, making it highly suitable for schools and colleges, as well as commercial, retail and other sectors.


Property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood managed the project at King John School. The work focused on redeveloping and upgrading the canteen area and classroom facilities.


S&P UK delivered the RHE 10000 on time and to full specification. Our teams assembled the unit on-site and were on hand for post-installation technical support.


Sales Director Lee Page said: “We have recently expanded our range of high efficiency heat recovery units to include the RHE 10000 – offering the highest rate of air flow for large spaces, both indoors and outdoors.


“We were pleased to support the redevelopment project at King John School, which will not only benefit from state-of-the-art teaching facilities for generations to come, but also from first-class indoor air quality to help create a UK-leading learning environment.”


The RHE 10000 uses a Thermal Wheel Heat Recovery system to achieve optimum thermal efficacy, along with a sophisticated control system. The unit can be supplied as standard or customised to meet specific application requirements.


Zenith Multi-Academy Trust, which manages King John School, funded the project.


The project also included an extension and refurbishment of the dining hall and two classrooms, as well as the construction of two modern drama studios, a large multi-use classroom, and an additional classroom suite.


Christopher Mabbutt, Partner at Ingleton Wood, said: “We worked hand-in-hand with school leaders and Zenith Multi-Academy Trust to design and create a first-class learning environment while adhering to the latest building standards and giving careful consideration to older parts of the school’s buildings and neighbouring residential properties.


“The King John School is a high-achieving academy which now benefits from new state-of-the-art learning environments, including sophisticated ventilation systems, that will suit the needs of generations of students for years to come.”


The renovation allows the school to provide enhanced bespoke specialist teaching areas for specific curriculum requirements and services.


Headteacher Dan Steel said: “We are really pleased with our school refurbishment project. We are always looking at ways to improve the learning environment for all our students.”


S&P UK was recently appointed to also supply the RHE 15000 to the £11.4 million Digi-Tech Factory at City College Norwich 






Captions 1-2: S&P UK’s new RHE 10000 heat recovery unit was specified for a £1.5m project at King John School in South Benfleet, Essex.






Captions 3-4: King John School in South Benfleet, Essex, is now benefiting from the highest levels of Indoor Air Quality. Copyright: Clare Banks Photography. Credit: Ingleton Wood