Completion of BREEAM Outstanding Primary School

By Tania Costantini


1st Dec 2014

Exciting times at Ysgol Ffwrnes with the big move happening over the next few days.

Works at the £11m Ysgol Ffwrnes have completed and the children and staff are very happy to be moving into their new facility ahead of the festive period allowing them to have Christmas dinner cooked on the premises for the first time.

The new 480 place Primary School provides 17 classrooms, specialist rooms, community rooms, two separate play areas, all-weather MUGA and external teaching areas. With an imaginative design the two storey building provides a variety of stimulating learning spaces and maximises the views to the nearby coastline whilst minimising the building footprint. Courtyards, covered classrooms and a roof terrace have immediate links to classrooms and the ecologically rich woodland setting.

The project has been completed several months ahead of programme and the full team including; WRW, Carmarthenshire County Council, Austin Smith Lord Architects, CB3 Consulting Engineers and M&E Consultant SABA all played a major role in the successfull delivery of the scheme.

Still on track to achieve BREEAM 'Outstanding' the project includes many sustainability features including; a 20,000 litre rainwater harvesting system, a total of 740m² of photovoltaic panels, wooded walkways to provide learning environments and external planting areas. With assistance and guidance from BREEAM Accredited Professional Melin Consultants, the scheme will be the first Primary School in Wales to achieve the standard. 

WRW's Construction Manager Andrew Collins said: "I hope this new facility will help inspire future generations of young people. It’s innovative, its design is forward thinking, the landscape provides differing surfacing and levels to provide interest to the pupils and I’m confident it will be a great place to study."

Ysgol Ffwrnes Completion

Ysgol Ffwrnes Completion

Ysgol Ffwrnes Completion

Ysgol Ffwrnes Completion

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