We offer schools a building that is a breath of fresh air
Eco Classroom Pods and school buildings
CALL US - 0330 377 3873
Education | Eco Classrooms | Modular Classrooms
Here at Pod Living, we are passionate about making our new classrooms not only functional but also places which inspire students and teachers alike. Due to this, we are keen not to design another conventional building that looks institutional, and we see far too many of in any city or towns across the UK. Instead we take our inspiration from natures curves.
It is due to our desire to create something inspirational, which would add a real focal point to any school, that we have teamed up with AFL Architects – one of Europe’s leading architects in the educational sector.
The Eco Classroom Pods and school buildings we are constructing today are light years ahead of anything else that is on the market both in terms of aesthetics and build quality. Working with Pod Living, you can be assured of a quality product that will last for many years.
We offer schools a building that is a breath of fresh air. They will not only inspire people, but will show a strong environmental ethos and project a forward thinking approach out into the surrounding communities.
Please contact us for a free consultation
0330 377 3873
Pod Living are proud to be the only construction company partnered with Eco Schools. Our impressive environmentally friendly buildings, and our strong ethical ethos, makes us perfect partners with this fantastic organisation
We have been so impressed with the work Eco Schools do on promoting the importance of the environment, and how this plays a vital role in education, that we now volunteer some of our staff as Eco Assessors to help school gain their Green Flag.
PLEASE VISIT ECO SCHOOLS’ WEBSITE
A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
At Pod Living, we believe that classrooms should not only be fit for purpose, but they should also be built to last whilst keeping a close eye on the environment so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Our innovative range of Eco classrooms can benefit from:
- A+ rated EPC
- Minus Zero Carbon rating
- Solar panels which generate income for the school
- Sustainable building techniques & materials
- Low U Values saving up to 100% on energy bills
- Quick installation, cutting pollution & inconvenience
- No foundations needed – keeping ground work to
- a minimum
- Affordability – meaning more money can be spent
- on teaching
- Natural look to help blend into any surroundings
A HELPING HAND
At Pod Living, we are here to guide you and, if needed, are happy to be able to offer you assistance through every step of the process. Our professional services can include:
- Bespoke design
- Detailed architectural drawings
- Computer generated images (CGI)
- Planning permission
- Building regulations
- Project management
- Ground works
- Mains connections
- Health and safety
- Site provisions
- Full DBS checks
- CDM coordination
As every school has different needs we offer a completely bespoke service for our classrooms and school buildings. We are able to accommodate any size requirements, from a single classroom to a full school.
We understand that school budgets are tight and any money saved, or earned, goes a long way to helping out. Due to this, our Eco Classrooms have been painstakingly designed to be super-efficient. By offering solar panels, we are not only able to completely power our Eco Classrooms, we are actually able to give the school money back for the extra power that is put back into the grid. Also due to high levels of insulation, clever use of materials, and a 500% efficient heat pump and air conditioning system, our Eco Classrooms are able to achieve an A+ rated EPC and a Minus Zero Carbon rating.
At Pod Living we understand that you are busy running a school, and planning a new building can seem a little daunting.
In some cases new buildings under 100m2 will fall under permitted development. However if planning permission is needed we are here to aid you with this we offer a full planning and building regulations service via AFL Architects. We are able to offer a comprehensive service from initial design consultations through to completion. A typical planning application will normally take 8 weeks to complete, and a realistic budget for this service is circa £1,500 for planning permission and £1,000 for building regulations. This service will allow you to concentrate on your job and leave all the technical and legal side of the build to us. Once planning is approved we can be on site within a few weeks constructing your new Eco Classroom.
A site visit is required for us to be able to give an accurate estimate for connections to mains services. This is because there are a number of variables which effect the price including distance to services, groundworks, and electrical capacity.
The cost of our Eco Classrooms can vary depending on exact requirements. Due to this it is difficult to give an accurate estimate without holding initial discussions with the school first.
Costings can be influenced by a number of factors including size, functionality, style, groundworks, and connections to mains services. Depending on these factors prices can range from as little as £1200sqm up to £1800sqm.
We do however understand that schools are working to a strict budget and every penny counts. At Pod Living we are keen to work with schools on an individual basis to create a building that not only fits your needs but also your budget.
We believe that our classrooms are the most affordable on the market for the service and quality we provide.
Finance is available for schools who would prefer to spread the cost, and can be structured under a finance lease, or an operating lease to suit your school’s requirements. For a single classroom finance can be as little as £1,950 per month over a 5yr period with no deposit.
To put this into perspective, the hire of a used portable cabin from a leading supplier will cost in the region of £1900 per month when taking delivery, installation, connections and servicing into account. For a comparable budget, the school could own the building after only 5 years, which will be there to use for a lifetime.
When you take into account the money returned to the school from the solar panel revenue, as well as the negligible running costs, it is the obvious solution to providing extra teaching space whilst adding value to the school.
Pod Living Ltd
Company Registered in England No: 07946990
Vat Registration No: 168 5963 53
0330 377 3873