Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg takes home a CCS Leading Light award

ISG is delighted that our Welsh school project Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg has won a Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Leading Light Awards
Leading Light award win

ISG is delighted that our Welsh school project Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg has won a Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Leading Light Awards for Physical Wellbeing, which is part of the workforce awards category promoting wellbeing and diversity within the workforce.

The Leading Light awards showcase the companies and projects that take that extra step to truly enrich the spaces where people live, work and play. These are an extension of the original CCS awards that are handed out to the highest performing projects annually.

ISG is a key member of the CCS group and prides itself on being a considerate constructor.

“This is the first year of the Leading Light awards, so we are extremely proud to have seen one of our projects take home an award".

“We’ve been the recipients of numerous CCS National Site Awards in the past which recognises our sites that have made the greatest contribution towards improving the image of construction. So, to win a Leading Light award shows our continued dedication whilst demonstrating our value of ‘always care’ in support of our local communities.” 

Jane O’Leary, Sector Director - Education

The entry

ISG developed an app to advise and enable construction site operatives to work safely through COVID-19 and access was provided to the wider industry.

Ahead of schools reopening in June 2020, ISG adapted the app for the Vale of Glamorgan Council to support 60 schools in its area. Since its successful launch it has been adapted to support more client partners.

It was created to be an easily accessible web resource that could be accessed on smartphones and devices alike. As staff and members of the public were used to scanning QR codes from the NHS test and trace system, it was important to make the experience as simple and familiar as possible.

The app provided easy to understand information regarding onsite COVID-19 rules including travelling to and from the site, social distancing, cleaning and handwashing, spotting COVID-19 symptoms and shielding, as well as other health and safety policies and key documents. The app was also complemented with a physical resource pack which was provided to 60 schools and included resources such as signage, templates, guidance, and materials to encourage social distancing


The project

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg continued our relationship on the site of the Agilis model Nant Talwg primary school which ISG built approximately five years before. The new school wanted to create an education environment where a pupil could start in primary school and finish in sixth form all on one site.

The expansion of the site allowed for an increase of pupil numbers from 1133 to 1660 pupils with the project team completing the demolition, extension and internal refresh and remodelling on the Welsh Medium Secondary School.

Extensive plans to modernise and upgrade facilities involved the construction of five new extensions, including a design and technology teaching block, new sports hall, reception area space within the refurbished areas for ALN teaching and learning, IT upgrades and the remodelled sixth-form area now at the heart of the school, promoting Welsh language learning post-16. 

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