Biddenham Turn, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4AZ

The largest zero carbon property in the country.

An outstanding triple Schoolhaus® development for this foundation school in Bedfordshire.


Net Zero Buildings initially built the first phase (of three) Schoolhaus® buildings in 2014 as part of a wider project to upgrade energy efficiency throughout the estate. Biddenham is a very successful, expanding school in Bedford where the governors and local authority wanted to establish a new middle school for Years 7 & 8. We were asked to develop a ‘campus within a campus’.   

Summer 2017

Biddenham’s triple Schoolhaus® building complex was completed (early) over the Spring and Summer of 2017: two mirror classroom blocks for Year 7 and a larger single building for Year 8. At 2300 m2 , these combine to make up the largest net zero carbon property in the UK.

All three buildings are EPC rated A+ (-25, -29 and -34 respectively) ie, better than net zero.

Schoolhaus® Open Haus: 31 August 2017

To mark the completion of this triple Schoolhaus® development at Biddenham. We’re hosting a Schoolhaus® Open Haus on 31 August, giving you the chance to see this impressive triple development inside and out. And what’s more our Design Team will be hosting a design workshop on the day – a free building design consultation for all attendees. Find out more.

Client testimonial

“We are very excited to be at the cutting edge of these new developments in educational buildings. This is a top quality building that has enabled us to create a new generation of learning environments. Not only is it ‘smart’, simple to operate and easy to maintain, it is highly durable with a long term resilience. It gives the pupils a safe, warm and comfortable building that will provide an excellent teaching and learning environment.”

– Mike Berrill, Executive Principal, Biddenham International School