Gateway to the Valleys (G2V) – Bridgend

14 Mar
Thursday 14th March 2013
8am – 11am
Bryngarw House, Bridgend CF32 8UU

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The SE and SW Wales Best Practice Club in association with Constructing Excellence in Wales presents:
An Exemplar Project : Gateway to the Valleys (G2V) This is your opportunity to learn how Bridgend County Borough Council, Leadbitter, Scott Brownrigg Architects and their other partners are delivering an Exemplar project based on the core Constructing Excellence principles of collaboration, integrated teams, committed leadership and respect for people.

The project, which is still in the construction stage, will create a new 11 – 18 community college for Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen to replace two other schools within the County Borough that were both energy inefficient and not fit for purpose. It will also help to address surplus places, enable operational efficiencies to be achieved and enable greater flexibility for teaching and learning to meet the needs of pupils now and in the future. The development is very much a community project, capitalising on the need for a new school as an opportunity to incorporate wider facilities that are not otherwise available in the community. A community ‘wing’ will form part of the school offering dedicated facilities for a range of community groups. Additionally, the scheme will operate a Combined Heat and Power system. The system is currently providing heat to the neighbouring residential home and heat and electricity will be fed to the school.

Significant social benefits are also expected during construction through engagement with local schools, recruitment and up-skilling of economically inactive individuals and business opportunities for local suppliers.

This project was put forward as part of the Constructing Excellence in Wales Exemplar Programme so that others can learn from the actions taken by the team to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

Copies of the design stage case study will be available on the day and can also be accessed via this link. On completion of the project, which is anticipated in the summer of 2013, a further construction case study will be produced highlighting the hard evidence of what the project has delivered. This will be followed 12 months later with a final post-occupation case study.

Who should attend?
• Clients and procurers – to learn how to build a strong team from an early stage to deliver greater value
• Contractors and Consultants – to better understand how their culture and behaviour can positively support clients and procurers in developing successful projects

Refreshments and registration will be from 8am and the event will commence at 8.30am with a presentation by the team followed by a tour of the site (full PPE is essential if attending the site visit). The event will conclude at 11am.

How to Book: This event is free of charge but you must register in advance. To reserve your place please stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 unless you have informed us by Wednesday 13th March. We confirm numbers to the venue the day before the event and numbers cannot be amended we are charged in full for that amount.

To become a Best Practice Club member visit our Club Page for details.

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