|Project Name||Penyfai Voluntary Controlled Church in Wales School|
|Project Location||Penyfai Bridgend|
|Contract Period||105 Weeks (Phased)|
|Project Start Date (on site)||11/06/2012|
|Type of Work||New Build|
|Construction Product||New School|
|Contract Administrator||Philip Watts, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Architect||Nick Dodd, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Engineer(s)||Dave Plumley, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|QS/Cost Consultants||Jeff Pope, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Clerk of Works||Alan Roberts, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Structural Engineer||Gerald Evans, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Electrical Engineer||Robert Townend, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Mechanical Engineer||Nigel Baker, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Planning Supervisor||Steve George, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Main Contractor||Mark Stephens, Balfour Beatty|
|Building Control||Paul Joseph, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|CDM Co-ordinator||Steve George, Bridgend County Borough Council|
Following 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.