Ysgol Bae Baglan wins National Project of the Year

Rhian Williams
Following its Regional Project of the Year award win back in August, Ysgol Bae Baglan has gone on to win the prestigious National Project of the Year Award at the National Constructing Excellence Awards that took place on Friday at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London.

The ‘super school’ has been recognised both regionally and nationally as a showcase project which highlights its contribution to true excellence within the industry. Ysgol Bae Baglan was up against many other iconic projects throughout the UK for the prestigious award win including The New Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics in the North East, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in the North West and City Hall in Bristol.

Proving itself worthy of the national award win, the 'super school', which took 18 months to construct, opened its door in September to 1,500 pupils and 200 staff and has become one of only 850 Microsoft Showcase Schools worldwide and one of only four in Wales. The Microsoft accolade demonstrates the school’s commitment and ambition in transforming its learning environment and for its use of mobile and cloud technology and was one of the drivers which led to its national award win.

“The project’s success demonstrates what can be achieved through co-ordinated and collaborative working across all disciplines.”

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Project Director Jonathan Morris

Faithful+Gould's Swansea office provided full post contract cost management services and by working closely with our client, the design team and contractor, the project was delivered both within budget and ahead of time.

Faithful+Gould Senior Quantity Surveyor Luke Holloway commented “We are absolutely delighted that Ysgol Bae Baglan has been awarded the National Project of the Year Awards at the National Constructing Excellence Awards. Being recognised nationally as a truly excellent project is testament to the hard work of the whole project team and the client, and their commitment to work collaboratively to deliver a learning facility that really does put the future development of the pupils, staff and local community at its heart.”

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Project Director Jonathan Morris commented “Neath Port Talbot Council’s Property & Regeneration Division are delighted to have been instrumental in delivering this £40m award winning education scheme as part of the Welsh Governments 21st Century Schools programme. The project’s success demonstrates what can be achieved through co-ordinated and collaborative working across all disciplines.”

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