Ysgol Bae Baglan Wins Project of the Year Award

Rhian Williams
Following its completion last September, Ysgol Bae Baglan in Neath Port Talbot has been awarded the prestigious Project of the Year Award at the Constructing Excellence Awards in Wales, which took place recently at the Celtic Manor in Newport.

The awards were attended by 600 members of the Welsh construction industry who celebrated with 18 winners and highly commended organisations and projects.

The awards, which have been running for over 10 years, celebrates project, organisational and individual excellence in areas such as collaboration, innovation, sustainability, wellbeing and health and safety.

Proving itself worthy of the 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.

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.

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

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

“We are thrilled to have been involved in delivering this award-winning project for Neath Port Talbot Council” commented Faithful+Gould Senior Quantity Surveyor Luke Holloway. “The award win is testament to the commitment of the Council, the design team and the contractor, to deliver a truly innovative and outstanding learning facility that has changed the education landscape of the local and wider area with local community engagement 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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