Varna Community Primary School, Openshaw


Varna Community Primary School

Value: £6m
Client: Manchester City Council
Procurement: Manchester Framework 109
Contractor: Bramall Construction Ltd
Ellis Williams Architects


The New Build project was required to meet all aspects of MCC’s Guide to Development (G2D2) with 25% improvement in CO2 emissions over Part L of the Building Regulations and 20% provision of on site renewable energy sources.  Strategic advice from BCM enabled the team to meet these very challenging targets within traditional cost parameters.


  • No cost premium for Building or M&E
  • Meets 2010 Part L and Manchester’s new Red Book standards
  • Very Good BREEAM
  • Achieves good daylight factor
  • Achieves compliance with Planning requirements
  • Achieves EPC rating of B35 (2010)
  • Low running costs