Archives: Seminars

Welsh Government Opening Keynote

Video Address: Lynne Neagle MS, Cabinet Secretary for Education Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme Update Neal O’Leary, Programme Director Sustainable Communities for Learning, Welsh Government

Sustainable Schools Challenge

Through the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme bids were commissioned for the innovative delivery of two new primary schools in Wales that demonstrated innovation and collaboration with local communities – including school pupils – in their design, delivery and management.  Such was the interest in the Sustainable Schools Challenge three successful bids were… Read more »

Refurbishment & Retrofit

Innovation for University Refurbishment & Retrofit Challenges Kate Thomas, Director, Austin-Smith:Lord Retrofit and refurbishment are increasingly crucial for estate carbon reduction agendas as well as for delivering new facilities at lower capital project cost per m² than new-build alternatives. Universities nationwide are custodians of a fair portfolio of buildings with historic value which are often… Read more »

Inspiring Learning Spaces supporting Health & Wellbeing and Additional Learning Needs

Believing and Belonging – Bassaleg School Victoria Lambe, Head Teacher, & Matthew Maughan, Deputy Head Teacher, Bassaleg School & Charlotte Balcombe, Associate, Powell Dobson Architects  We know well designed, nurturing school environments can promote positive behaviour and safer schools and communities. The World Health Organisation (WHO) sets out “health, well-being and educational outcomes are closely intertwined”… Read more »

Decarbonisation Solutions for Schools

Can an Energy Pod System be Used as a Means to Decarbonisation? Ian Keeling, Principal Engineer, Cundall As a national imperative there is a drive to reduce carbon emissions to meet the UKs carbon budgets. Using the Government’s thought leadership in Modern Methods of Construction the ‘Energy Pod’ project seeks to explore the opportunity to… Read more »

Designing for Student Wellbeing

Cardiff Council’s Design Framework for ‘High Quality Learning Environments’ Helen Groves, Architect Director and National Education Sector Lead, AtkinsRéalis & Cardiff Council Aligned to Cardiff Council’s 2030 Vision for a Capital City for Learning and Opportunity, their Education Team have been driving a number of workstreams in order to realise the Goals set out within… Read more »

Fairwater Campus

Pioneering education campus design at Fairwater Campus Angela Withey, Cardiff Council & Jane O’Leary, ISG Fairwater Campus will be the largest, in scale and investment, of Cardiff’s education developments delivered under Cardiff Council and Welsh Government’s Band B Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme. Three new build schools will be located on one site, becoming home… Read more »

MIM Programme 18 months on

MIM Programme 18 months on Christian Stanbury, WEPCo & James Jones, Sheppard Robson Eighteen months on from Financial Close for the first MIM Pathfinder schemes, how is the programme developing, what are the challenges and lessons learned so far and what does the future look like? Christian Stanbury of WEPCo and James Jones of Sheppard… Read more »