The Tree House
The Tree House (Junior Boarding House) sits very comfortably within Moor Park's sustainability agenda. It is an Eco building, built from local, sustainable natural resources, and has attained Category 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, making it one of the first Code 4 houses in Shropshire. The building is extremely energy efficient, using 75% less energy than the average house, and is 50% more water efficient. In terms of its carbon footprint, the Tree House absorbed 16 tonnes of carbon into the fabric of the building during tree-growth, whereas the average house of its size would create 40 tonnes.
The Children are very excited about The Tree House, and not only because it really does feel like a home from home. They love the fact that it is kind to the enviroment. As one child said to the headmaster “It’s so cool sir, we even use rainwater to flush our loos!”
The finished building before the children moved in.
One of the dormitories