City Academy Norwich

The new City Academy in the heart of Norwich will replace the existing Earlham High School.  The vision for the new academy is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration amongst the students, with a strong focus on equipping students with the skills and abilities to progress into the next phase of their lives, not just simply acquire qualifications.  The academy will focus on learning excellence in English and Digital Technology.

The three storey building is a hybrid of structural steel ladder frame and cross-laminated timber, and will accommodate classrooms, workshops, seminar spaces, an interactive theatre space, main hall and central atrium.

The design team working on City Academy also successfully completed the Open Academy Norwich in 2010.

City Academy Norwich

Carbon Calculation

  • KLH cross-laminated timber volume for City Academy is 3,078m3
  • KLH panels removed approximately 2,462.4 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere
  • 141 tonnes of emitted CO2 from transporting the KLH panels from Austria to Norwich
  • Offsetting the CO2 emissions from the transport therefore shows a 'nett gain' of 2,321.4 tonnes (CO2 removed from the atmosphere)


Ultimately, the timber superstructure for City Academy, Norwich contains approximately 738.7 tonnes of sequestered/stored carbon.


City Academy Norwich

Project Details

Project Value: Confidential

Project Dates: 2011 - 2012

Services: Supply and Erect

Timber Volume: 3,078m3

Build Period: 16 weeks

City Academy Norwich

Design Team

Architect: Sheppard Robson

Engineer: Ramboll UK

Contractor: Kier Eastern

City Academy Norwich

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