|Project Name||Ysgol Treganna – New 3 Form Entry Primary School|
|Project Location||Sanatorium Road, Leckwith, Cardiff.|
|Contract Period||59 Weeks|
|Project Start Date (on site)||09/07/2013|
|Type of Work||New build|
|Construction Product||3 Form entry primary school and nursery|
|Project Manager||Andrew Wheten, City of Cardiff Council|
|Architect||Gavin Traylor, City of Cardiff Council|
|QS/Cost Consultants||Richard Walters, City of Cardiff Council|
|Clerk of Works||Geraint Evans, City of Cardiff Council|
|Structural Engineer||Haydn Griffiths, City of Cardiff Council|
|Electrical Engineer||Jeff Townsend, City of Cardiff Council|
|Mechanical Engineer||Chris Leader, City of Cardiff Council|
|CDMC||Stella Saunders, City of Cardiff Council|
|Interior Designer||Jessica Venn, City of Cardiff Council|
|Main Contractor||Gary Owens, Cowlin Construction / Balfour Beatty|
|Building Control||David Villis, City of Cardiff Council|
The School Building Improvement Programme undertaken by City of Cardiff Council, Education Service Area, outlined a design brief for a Three Form of Entry Welsh-medium primary school and nursery on a vacant site on Sanatorium Road in Cardiff. The brief highlighted the need to transfer Ysgol Treganna Primary School and Ysgol Tan yr Eos Primary School from their existing premises into the new facility for the start of the academic year in September 2013.
Projects Design and Development were appointed by Education in a multidisciplinary capacity to deliver the project from inception to completion.
The design philosophy for the primary school aimed to provide the building with a unique identity with an educational aspiration to provide state of the art facilities for the community of Cardiff.
Aesthetically the building utilises a combination of traditional and modern materials in a contemporary arrangement, that create a vibrant and attractive facility for both pupils and the wider community. The balance of hard and soft landscaping is a critical aspect of the design ethos where the landscaping compliments the built form to provide a more engaging space for staff and pupils and enables the external environment to become an additional teaching and educational resource.