Faithful+Gould Appointed on Two New Schools Totalling £50m

Rhian Williams
Faithful+Gould has been successfully appointed to undertake cost management services on two new build schools in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales.

Faithful+Gould will work with the appointed contractor, Bouygues UK, architect Stride Treglown and project manager and client, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, to deliver the exciting school proposals which recently started on site.

Ysgol Newydd (Margam) will cater for up to 210 full-time primary age pupils, 45 part-time nursery age pupils and 1200 secondary age pupils. The ‘all-through school’ will provide enough teaching and learning accommodation to suit current requirements and also any future potential growth in the pupil population.

Ysgol Newydd (Gymunedol Gymraeg) will provide teaching for 650 11-16 year olds on the existing Sandfields Comprehensive and Traethmelyn Primary School site. The new schools will enable teaching staff to deliver stimulating lessons in state of the art 21st Century teaching and learning environments. Both schools will have cutting edge ICT facilities to provide pupils with skills they need for the future. Light, airy, spacious and flexible classrooms will also be a major feature for both schools, ensuring teaching spaces are suitable for current needs and that they can be adapted to suit the future needs of the school.

The curriculum will extend to social and sporting activities which will promote equality and inclusion by offering facilities which can be used by both pupils and the local community. Sustainability will also be a key consideration in the development and design of the schools, with both schools aiming to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The schools will be funded jointly by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century School Programme and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Faithful+Gould Regional Director and Project Director Ceri Jones said “Following the collaborative delivery of the recently completed Microsoft Showcase School, Ysgol Bae Baglan, we are delighted to be working once again with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council on these significant school projects. We will work closely with the Council and the project team to deliver both school projects successfully.”

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