Two ISG projects ‘Highly Commended’ at Constructing Excellence Wales awards

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg and Llancarfan Primary School projects were named as ‘Highly Commended’ across the ‘Value’ and ‘Sustainability’ categories.

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We are happy to announce that our our Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg and Llancarfan Primary School were recognised at this year’s Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) Awards, which took place on Friday 22nd October.

The SEWSCAP-procured Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg project in Barry was named as ‘Highly Commended’ in the Value award whilst they were also a finalists in the ‘Digital Construction’ and ‘Innovation’ awards.

“It’s a great achievement for the team at the Ysgol Bro project, as their hard work, passion and dedication has paid off with them being recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ in the Value Award”.

Richard Skone, Regional Director, ISG

Our Llancarfan Primary School project also took home a ‘Highly Commended’ award, this time in the ‘Sustainability’ category.

Richard continued: “I must also offer my congratulations to our team at Llancarfan Primary School. A great project that will be the first net-zero carbon school in the Vale of Glamorgan and Wales. A fitting award, for such a sustainably-conscious project.”

Both projects are being delivered for our client, the Vale of Glamorgan, who themselves were a finalist in the ‘Client of the Year’ award category.

The Vale’s 21st Century Schools programme, which we are a proud partner of, was also a finalist in the ‘Integration & Collaborative Working’ and ‘Value’ categories.

Supporting the future of Wales
Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg brings to life the school’s vision to create an exemplar environment on a single campus, where pupils start in primary school and finish sixth form all within one site.
Extensive plans to modernise and upgrade facilities have seen our UK Construction team construct five new extensions, including a design and technology teaching block, new sports hall, bus drop-off area, 3G pitch, external multi-use games area (MUGA) pitch and reception area. IT and the remodelled sixth-form area are now at the heart of the school, promoting Welsh language learning post-16. The extensions and additional space created has seen the school’s capacity increase 527. 

A major success is the impact this project has had on the surrounding community despite the COVID-19 pandemic. From virtual visits, training and employment opportunities (including Career Changers programme) to supporting a newly created ALN on-site catering provision with partner contractors, this hands-on approach will leave much more of a legacy for the locality than just bricks and mortar.

The first net-zero carbon school in Wales, Llancarfan Primary School, is a flagship project as part of the 21st Century Schools Programme, which will act as a pilot scheme for the Welsh government, demonstrating how the Low Carbon Delivery Plan and Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 can sustainably shape and enhance the built environment.

The project will see the school move to a new site in Rhoose, with capacity for 210 pupils and 48 part-time nursery places.

Teaching will take place in classrooms across two storeys, and the project also includes the creation of a main hall for sport and dining, offices, a staffroom and break-out areas. Within the grounds there will be play areas, a MUGA and green areas containing flowers and trees.

With awards season now in full swing, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for further accolades over the next couple of months. Well done again to all of our teams and project partners.

Congratulations to all of this year’s Constructing Excellence in Wales winners.

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