Lessons Learnt

Time: 14:00 - 15:15

Date: 20 June 2019

20-june-2019 14:00 20-june-2019 15:15 Europe/London Lessons Learnt

The 21st Century Schools programme’s first wave of investment saw the rebuild and refurbishment of over 150 schools and colleges across Wales. With the second wave commencing April 2019 this is an opportunity to learn from Band A as to how we can adapt and improve to ensure the next phase is efficient and effective…. Read more »

Education Buildings Wales

Synopsis

The 21st Century Schools programme’s first wave of investment saw the rebuild and refurbishment of over 150 schools and colleges across Wales.
With the second wave commencing April 2019 this is an opportunity to learn from Band A as to how we can adapt and improve to ensure the next phase is efficient and effective.

What information has been gathered by Welsh Government and how is the construction industry using this data to inform our future schools?

The First Band B School – learning lessons from Band A: Helen Groves, Atkins

The Vale of Glamorgan 21st Century schools team is delivering the first school under the Band B wave of schools funding, namely the new Whitmore High School in Barry. Morgan Sindall, together with Atkins multidisciplinary design team have been selected to deliver this school.

The Wales Audit office report ‘The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme’ provided an overview of the Band A process and put in place recommendations of how the process should adapt for the next wave. These recommendations centred on the need for great robustness in the funding envelope and a move towards a degree of standardisation.

At the same time, the implications of the Donaldson report ‘Successful Futures’ and the subsequent curriculum changes are being put in place at present. The new ‘Areas of Learning and Experiences’ have been developed from the original report and are now manifesting themselves in the way young people in Wales are taught.

The design of the new Whitmore High School, in common with all Band B schools, will have to balance the requirements of the above elements with the specific needs of the Vale of Glamorgan and ultimately be bespoke to the specifics of its community.

This presentation will focus on the way the emerging designs have navigated these differing briefs to form a holistic whole.

How the school design has responded to the following:

– The need to standardise elements of design

– The desire to create a harmonised learning experience for all young people in the Vale of Glamorgan

– The potential for the building to accommodate the results of the Donaldson Report

Presentation title: Improving project outcomes by learning from what we did before.

Presentation Synopsis: Cardiff City Council employed Morgan Sindall as the main contractor to Design and Build 3 primary schools across Cardiff using a 2 stage procurement method and a model school design solution.

This presentation from Rachel Smith of Cardiff City Council and Steve Ridout from Morgan Sindall explains the decisions that were made throughout the project from inception to handover and how these influenced the project outcomes. The presentation focusses on the lessons that both parties learnt during this project and what knowledge will be taken forward to the Band B funded school development programme.

Chairman

  • Carys Fisher Architect – Studio Associate Director - IBI Group

Speakers

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