Ysgol Ffwrnes participated in the Constructing Excellence in Wales Demonstration Programme this week to showcase the development as being the first Primary School in Wales to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’.
The Welsh Demonstration Programme is designed to promote best practice and innovation in construction and is an integral part of the UK Programme. Demonstrations are live construction projects, organisations or initiatives that are innovating or applying an element of best practice that is hoped will lead to a step-change in performance for the participating organisations.
With Ysgol Ffwrnes being the first primary school in Wales to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ and one of only three in the UK to achieve the standard, we saw this as an excellent opportunity to showcase the development to organisations within the industry.
The event began with a presentation from WRW, Client Carmarthenshire County Council and the design team including; Architect Austin Smith Lord, Civil and Structural Engineer CB3 Consult and BREEAM Specialists Melin Consultants. Delegates were then taken on a site tour guided by Carmarthenshire County Council's Paul Roberts, WRW Construction Manager Andrew Collins and Austin Smith Lord Architect Andrew Lewis.
During the guided tour delegates had the chance to see current progress and also some interesting activities being undertaken which included; laying of underfloor heating, M&E second fix works, internal drylining works, single ply roofing works and general groundworks.
The event was a huge success with over 50 people from varying industries in attendance, an indication of the interest this scheme has generated both within the industry and outside throughout Wales.
Find out about the event from Constructing Excellence Wales' newsletter here.