Project NamePenyfai Voluntary Controlled Church in Wales School
Project LocationPenyfai Bridgend
Contract Period105 Weeks (Phased)
Project Start Date (on site)11/06/2012
Practical Completion16/06/2014
Contract Value£4,338,803.18
Type of WorkNew Build
Construction ProductNew School
Contract AdministratorPhilip Watts, Bridgend County Borough Council
ArchitectNick Dodd, Bridgend County Borough Council
Engineer(s)Dave Plumley, Bridgend County Borough Council
QS/Cost ConsultantsJeff Pope, Bridgend County Borough Council
Clerk of WorksAlan Roberts, Bridgend County Borough Council
Structural EngineerGerald Evans, Bridgend County Borough Council
Electrical EngineerRobert Townend, Bridgend County Borough Council
Mechanical EngineerNigel Baker, Bridgend County Borough Council
Planning SupervisorSteve George, Bridgend County Borough Council
Main ContractorMark Stephens, Balfour Beatty
Building ControlPaul Joseph, Bridgend County Borough Council
CDM Co-ordinator Steve George, Bridgend County Borough Council
Project Overview

Pen-y-Fai-Primary-School-Multi-Function-Street-DSC_0022Following an extensive and detailed site options appraisal the decision was made to build a replacement school on the existing site, central to the village with the original school building remaining operational without interruption.

As a consequence of the site choice and restricted site area, the project experienced a prolonged legal process over a period of several years due to compulsory purchase orders for additional parcels of land. Due to the time delays tender documents had to be prepared again and the design and specification updated to reflect the changes in legislation. The consequence of this option was that the new school had to be constructed whilst the existing school remained fully operational on what was a very constricted site with many imposed H&S restrictions.

So much had changed during this interim period and by the time work commenced on site the original project design team had substantially changed.

The continuity difficulties experienced by the project team were minimized by their commitment and enthusiasm. The resulting building and grounds utilize the site as though no adverse issues were ever encountered and as a result memories of the old school and procurement process are quickly fading.

The long awaited outcome and phased construction period was reported as a great success, with the building completed on time and within budget.

Bridgend County Borough Council – Penyfai Voluntary Controlled Church in Wales School

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