Project NameYsgol Dyffryn Aman    
Project LocationAmmanford, Carmarthenshire
Contract Period26 months
Project Start Date (on site)15/07/2011
Practical CompletionSeptember 2013
Contract Value£22m
Type of WorkNew Build, Extensions and Refurbishment
Construction ProductSecondary School
ArchitectDavid Hughes, Lawray Architects
QS/Cost ConsultantsDavid Johnson, Franklin & Andrews
Clerk of WorksAndrew Thyer, Carmarthenshire County Council
Structural EngineerMartin Watts, Wyatt & Watts
Electrical EngineerHuw Parsons, McCann & Partners
Mechanical EngineerPaul Chamberlain, McCann & Partners
Planning SupervisorRay Pye, Lawray Architects
Main ContractorJohn Jones, T Richard Jones (Betws) Ltd.
Building ControlIrfon Jones, Carmarthenshire County Council
Project Overview

Ysgol-Dyffryn-Aman-2Carmarthenshire County Council is a diverse organisation, providing services for a population of approximately 170,000 and covering an area of approximately 900 square miles.

It is currently investing in excess of £400million in projects to improve the living conditions, cultural opportunities and educational environments for its residents.

The Authority, has embarked on a Modernising Education Programme covering its 115 primary and 14 secondary schools, whilst also investing in leisure with the build of a new theatre amongst other projects designed to support the efforts to regenerate the county and drive inward investment.

During 2009 it identified the need for major reorganisation of its secondary education provision within the Dinefwr Area. This concluded that three educational settings should be provided in this area, one of which is to be based on the existing Ysgol Dyffryn Aman.

In December 2009 the Consultancy Team, led by Lawray Architects was appointed to develop the proposals for this Learning Setting, known as Dyffryn Aman to support an Outline Business Case submission to the Welsh Government. This culminated in a report setting out the building and site proposals to transform this existing building into a new Educational Facility.

In March 2011 a thorough review of the scheme concluded with a report that offered the County Council best value for the extensions, adaptions and refurbishment of the Dyffryn Aman site into a learning setting for the 21st Century, following which the Council secured partial funding for this project.

Carmarthenshire County Council – Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

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