South Baddesley, Hampshire 

Education Case Study 
South Baddesley School garden roof with daylighting system roof domes
Classroom brightened by installed daylighting systems in ceiling



To provide as much natural daylight into the facade as possible, whilst ensuring only credible ECO suppliers and products were being used 


South Baddesley School awarded A-rated energy performance certificate 


10 Solatube 290 DS Brighten Up series units 



Educational Ecological Discovery Centre featuring flat Green Roof 


The architect’s specification for South Baddesley School’s new build Ecological Discovery Centre (EDC) included the use of eco-friendly, innovative technologies, building fabrics and construction techniques. Along with other eco-technologies, they sought a method of introducing daylight that would meet their requirements for sustainability, lighting performance and innovation. 


Ten Solatube 290 DS systems (350mm diameter) were installed into the Centre’s green sedum roof to provide natural light during the daytime to areas inside the building that suffered from a lack of natural light because they were not close to the windows. 
"Providing as much natural daylight into the facade of the EDC was a pivotal decision-making exercise and we wanted to ensure only credible ECO suppliers and products were used on this project. The only Tubular Daylighting Systems which had BBA Certification were Solatube Daylighting Systems. This offered us the technical confidence we were looking for. Also, having studied the performance results, we felt this was the natural choice for specification on this project." Gary Lawrence, John Pardley Architects, Lymington 
Outside South Baddesley School


South Baddesley School has been awarded an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate. The EDC has incorporated a whole array of ecological and sustainable technologies into the building including Solatube Tubular Daylighting Systems, Green roofing materials, Air Source Heat Pump, Mechanical Ventiliation with heat recovery, and many recycled materials such as glass bottles, bricks and newspaper have been incorporated too. 
“We wanted to create an innovative project that effortlessly fitted into the local environment and sat naturally into the local surroundings. It is a wonderful facility which the children love and it has been brilliant to see how passionately they feel about being ‘eco’." Mary Nugent, Head Teacher 
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