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ight of the most sustainable new buildings in Wales received BREEAM Awards on 29 June, at the 2012 Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards at

SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. “These buildings showcase genuine sustainability and represent some of the best examples of sustainable design and construction in the UK,” said BRE Wales Director Nick Tune when introducing the Awards. “They have all been independently assessed and certified as achieving at least BREEAM Excellent ratings.”

The winning developments range from schools and research facilities to television studios, and are widely distributed throughout Wales. “The Awards follow another exciting year of progress for BREEAM,” said Nick, “with the first completed certifications to the BREEAM 2011 Standard starting to come through, and work now underway on the next update to ensure that BREEAM continues to evolve and drive sustainability in the built environment.”

The eight BREEAM Awards Wales winning developments are:

BREEAM Bespoke Award – Crownbridge School, Croesyceiliog Crownbridge School provides special educational needs teaching and learning for pupils with a range of physical and learning disabilities. Client: Torfaen Council and Crownbridge School Architect: Powell Dobson Architects Contractor: Kier Western and Wales Construction BREEAM assessor: Michael Cox and Company Ltd.

BREEAM Multi-Residential Award – Mountain Halls, University of Glamorgan The new Mountain Halls development on the Treforest campus provides 476, purpose built student residences. Client: University of Glamorgan Architect: Boyes Rees Architects Contractor: VINCI Construction UK BREEAM assessor: McCann & Partners: Legacy – McCann Sustainability

BREEAM Schools – Neyland CP School This 356-pupil primary school incorporates an early

University of Glamorgan

year’s unit, community areas and a community-donated multi-use games area. Client: Pembrokeshire Education Department Architect: Maria Jones Contractor: Dawnus Construction BREEAM assessor: Pembrokeshire County Council.

BREEAM Education: Further Education – CAM Extension, Coleg Menai

The CAM (Canolfan Arloesi Menai) Extension at the Anglesey campus, provides further education in the skills required for students to work in the energy sector. Client: Coleg Menai Architect: Lend Lease design Contractor: Anwyl Construction Company Ltd BREEAM assessor: RSK Group plc.

BREEAM Education: Higher Education – Hadyn Ellis Building Cardiff University’s Hadyn Ellis Medical Research

Facility will house state-of-the-art facilities in a highly sustainable building. Client: Cardiff University Estates Architects: Nightingale Associates Contractor: BAM. BREEAM assessor: Morgan Sindall Professional Services Ltd.

BREEAM Healthcare – Institute of Life Science, Phase 2, Swansea University This five-storey clinical research and trials facility has been developed to deliver a sustainable building within the constraints of an environment suitable for clinical research. Client: Swansea University Architect: Powell Dobson Architects Contractor: Leadbitter Group BREEAM assessor: AECOM.

BREEAM Industrial – BBC Roath Lock, Porth Teigr BBC Roath Lock houses the new BBC Wales production studios for programmes that include Dr Who, Casualty, Pobol y Cwm and Upstairs Downstairs. Client: igloo Regeneration, the Welsh Government and the BBC Architect: FAT Ltd and Holder Mathias Architects Contractor: VINCI Construction UK BREEAM assessor: Ove Arup and Partners.

BREEAM Offices – Countryside Council for Wales Headquarters The Countryside Council for Wales Headquarters building in Bangor reflects the sustainability ethos of the organisation. Client: Planehouse Limited Architect: Watkin Jones Group Contractor: Watkin Jones Group BREEAM assessor: Carpenter Davies Partnership Ltd.


Neyland CP School

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