|Project Name||Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen|
|Project Location||Heol Yr Ysgol, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 9EL|
|Contract Period||24/10/11 – 4/04/14|
|Project Start Date (on site)||24/10/11|
|Practical Completion||19th July 2013 (Phase 1) 4th April 2014 (Phase 2)|
|Contract Value||£33,886,742 plus novated FF&E|
|Type of Work||New Build|
|Architect||John James , Scott Brownrigg|
|Engineer||Marcus Tulloch , Jubb Consulting|
|QS/Cost Consultants||Ian Richards and Phil Day , Aecom|
|Clerk of Works||Peter Boore , Bridgend County Borough Council, Communities Directorate|
|Structural Engineer||Marcus Tulloch , Jubb Consulting|
|Electrical Engineer||Peter Thomas , ARUP|
|Mechanical Engineer||Elaine Veaudour , ARUP|
|Planning Supervisor||Terry Harris , Aecom|
|Main Contractor||Simon Owen , Leadbitter – Abouygues UK Company|
|Building Control||David Todd Jones , Bridgend County Borough Council|
The project involved the Design and Build of a replacement secondary provision for two comprehensive schools which were situated 1.2 miles apart and served two distinct catchment areas. The new school building was due to open to pupils in September 2013 however, both schools amalgamated in September 2011 and operated on a split site basis for two years until the new school building was ready for occupation.
The 1570 place secondary school was built on the playing fields of the former Ynysawdre School and that site needed to accommodate the existing school throughout the build process. The former colliery site presented challenges with two mine shafts to be capped and adits to contend with.
Phase 1 involved the construction of the new school building which was completed on time. After the schools transferred into their new accommodation, demolition of the old school buildings too place, releasing land to provide new sports facilities, car parking, bus drop off area and highway construction and improvements.
The vision was an exemplar project. From innovative teaching and learning environments to sustainability, local investment and engagement. This project was inspirational for staff, pupils and the community and sets the standard for best practice