Ysgol Bro Dinefwr Officially Opens

Rhian Williams
Following its completion earlier this year, Ysgol Bro Dinefwr in Llandeilo, Carmathenshire, was officially opened in October and staff from Faithful+Gould's Swansea office were invited to go along and join in with the celebrations.

Visitors enjoyed a variety of musical performances from pupils as well as a tour of the school, which provides state of the art teaching and community facilities.

Faithful+Gould provided full project management and cost management services, supporting Carmarthenshire County Council on what is their largest capital spend education project delivered through their Modernising Education Programme.

"This is a fantastic facility which will give pupils the perfect environment to learn and grow."

Cllr Gareth Jones, Carmarthenshire County Council's Executive Board Portfolio Holder for Education and Children 

The creation of the 1,200 pupil school ensures that the current and future educational needs of the locality are met and that the school will support the future development and growth of the communities of Carmarthenshire.

As well as providing the required teaching and education facilties to support children in the local area, the communities ability to make use of the school's facilities was also a key driver behind the project. The sport facilities will be used by the local community for a variety of sporting activities and partnering schools can benefit from the use of the school's vocational catering facilities. A SEN provision also provides purpose built teaching accommodation for children that have additional learning needs.

Ysgol Bro Dinefwr

Sustainability was at the heart of the project with the school designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and an Energy Performance Certificate rating of A.

Faithful+Gould's project team worked closely with Carmarthenshire County Council as well as in partnership with the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools programme, to understand the requirements of the school to ensure the successful delivery of the project.

"Despite challenging site conditions and budgetary constraints, we worked collaboratively with the client, school staff, design team and contractor to deliver a highly sustainable project on time and within budget."

Ceri Jones, Faithful+Gould Regional Director 

Faithful+Gould Regional Director Ceri Jones, said: "We are delighted to have worked on such a prestigous and high quality education project which is set in such picturesque rural settings. Despite challenging site conditions and budgetary constraints, we worked collaboratively with the client, school staff, design team and contractor to deliver a highly sustainable project on time and within budget."

Carmarthenshire County Council's Executive Board Portfolio Holder for Education and Children, Cllr Gareth Jones, said: "This is a fantastic facility which will give pupils the perfect environment to learn and grow. I was impressed by the enthusiasm and obvious delight of pupils and staff with their new building and it was great to see for ourselves what a difference the council's Modernising Education Programme is making. All secondary school pupils in the Dinefwr area can now enjoy first class facilities and accommodation."

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