Ysgol Ffwrnes continued its impressive awards haul as it received the further recognition in the form of 'Sustainability Award - Our Legacy' and was Highly Commended for 'Project of the Year' at the CEW Awards 2015. The award winning BREEAM Outstanding project funded by both Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire County Council was praised during the evening for being an excellent example of team working, delivery to time and budget, exceeding client expectations and achieving the lowest environmental impact.
The CEW awards are recognised across the Welsh built environment as the biggest and brightest celebration of best practice. They are a clear demonstration of the core strength of construction in Wales and the desire and commitment to deliver buildings, roads, bridges and facilities of all kinds in a collaborative and sustainable manner.
Around 450 guests attended the Awards Dinner held at the Celtic Manor Resort, hosted by Jason Mohammed with special guest Jane Hutt, Minister for Business and Budget. The event now in its ninth year and was once again an outstanding celebration of all that is great about Welsh construction and particularly best practice.
Judges chose Ysgol Ffwrnes as the winner of the Sustainability category due to its principles of sustainability being fully embedded, particularly those that demonstrate creative and innovative thinking and leadership. Ysgol Ffwrnes has proven exemplar where sustainability was central; providing hard evidence that effective management of environment, social and economic aspects has achieved a significant and tangible improvement in performance.
Also a great achievement for Ysgol Ffwrnes was being highly commended for the evening's most prestigious award, Project of the Year. WRW are proud of this achievement to come runner up to the very worthy winner for this category - the Penarth Learning Community.
A very special mention and congratulations to CYFLE Building Skills who were very worthy winners of the Leadership and People Development Award. Cyfle Building Skills is a Regional Shared Apprenticeship Scheme that will create a minimum 140 apprenticeships across South West Wales in its first 2 years. It is a shared apprenticeship scheme launched by South West Wales Regional Shared Apprenticeship Ltd (SWWRSAL) and CITB with the aim of providing a service which supports young adults into sustainable employment within the construction industry.
A great evening was enjoyed by all who attended on behalf of WRW and we would like to give big congratulations to all other category winners who will each go through to the UK National Final to be held in October.