Project NameColeg Cymunedol Y Dderwen
Project LocationHeol Yr Ysgol, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 9EL
Contract Period24/10/11 – 4/04/14
Project Start Date (on site)24/10/11
Practical Completion19th July 2013 (Phase 1) 4th April 2014 (Phase 2)
Contract Value£33,886,742 plus novated FF&E
Type of WorkNew Build
Construction ProductSchool
ArchitectJohn James , Scott Brownrigg
EngineerMarcus Tulloch , Jubb Consulting
QS/Cost ConsultantsIan Richards and Phil Day , Aecom
Clerk of WorksPeter Boore , Bridgend County Borough Council, Communities Directorate
Structural EngineerMarcus Tulloch , Jubb Consulting
Electrical EngineerPeter Thomas , ARUP
Mechanical EngineerElaine Veaudour , ARUP
Planning SupervisorTerry Harris , Aecom
Main ContractorSimon Owen , Leadbitter – Abouygues UK Company
Building ControlDavid Todd Jones , Bridgend County Borough Council
Project Overview

Undercroft-and-External-AreaThe 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.

AtriumPhase 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





Bridgend County Borough Council – Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen

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