TOTAL COST
£19M
COMPLETED
2017
DURATION
1Y 11M
RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
Enhancing communities
Working Together

Project description

Secured under the SEWSCAP Framework, in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Y Pant Comprehensive School is part of an extensive investment in education across Wales.

The state-of-the-art 8,743m2 facility replaces the old and outdated previous campus. Working next to the existing school, which remained live throughout the scheme, Morgan Sindall constructed a new two storey teaching facility, a 3G sports pitch to FIFA stage 1 recommendations, a new Multi Use Games Area and a grass football pitch.

The project also included the refurbishment of the existing drama and sports facilities – the only parts of the existing campus that remained. Following completion of the new build and a safe transition of pupils into their new facility, the team commenced demolition of the old facilities, to leave the school with a transformational learning campus fit for the 21st Century.

Responsible business

Enhancing communities

Enhancing communities

In order to help use the project as a learning bed for the school, dedicated pupil 'reporters' were able to visit the site and create updates for the school to keep everyone up to date on progress. Special “Dear Neighbour” newsletters also kept everyone in the school and the surrounding community up to date.

The project team also formed a partnership with the Pontyclun Food bank to make regular donations.
Working together with our supply chain

Working together with our supply chain

The team held ‘Meet the Buyer’ events held during the project to identify and encourage new and local Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to become part of the supply chain working on the project.

Testimonials

“We delivered our highest ever results last year, and it's mindful to note that this was done whilst Morgan Sindall were building the building we're in now.

There were really good lines of communication to the extent that where Morgan Sindall knew we had a GCSE examination between 1pm and 3pm, the site would go silent at 1pm and then begin again at five past three. We didn't even notice they were here. That attention to detail is hugely important as our children get only one chance at these GCSEs so it was so important that they understood. It was seamless!”

Bev Cheetham, Acting Headteacher
Y Pant Comprehensive School