|Project Name||Ysgol Dyffryn Aman|
|Project Location||Ammanford, Carmarthenshire|
|Contract Period||26 months|
|Project Start Date (on site)||15/07/2011|
|Practical Completion||September 2013|
|Type of Work||New Build, Extensions and Refurbishment|
|Construction Product||Secondary School|
|Architect||David Hughes, Lawray Architects|
|QS/Cost Consultants||David Johnson, Franklin & Andrews|
|Clerk of Works||Andrew Thyer, Carmarthenshire County Council|
|Structural Engineer||Martin Watts, Wyatt & Watts|
|Electrical Engineer||Huw Parsons, McCann & Partners|
|Mechanical Engineer||Paul Chamberlain, McCann & Partners|
|Planning Supervisor||Ray Pye, Lawray Architects|
|Main Contractor||John Jones, T Richard Jones (Betws) Ltd.|
|Building Control||Irfon Jones, Carmarthenshire County Council|
Carmarthenshire 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.