Merthyr Tydfil Town Hall – “Reducing the Carbon Footprint of a Listed Building”

17 Jun
Monday 17th June 2013
8.30am – 11am
Soar Centre, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8UB

Presentation: Presentation, Merthyr Town Hall
Presentation: Presentation, Ashley Davies – Austin-Smith:Lord

This is your opportunity to learn how Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, ASL Architects, Graham Construction 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.

Merthyr Tydfil Town Hall is an iconic Grade II listed building in the centre of the town which had fallen into disrepair. Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association (MTHA) decided to renovate the building to bring back into use and to preserve and promote the history of the building given its location as the site where the Labour party was established in Wales by Keir Hardie in 1900. MTHA recognised that refurbishment could be a catalyst for regeneration in the Merthyr area and that a more desirable environment for people to live and work would increase the demand for MTHA housing stock.

This event seeks to explain how careful attention to design and construction, a focus on low carbon methodologies and a mature approach to risk management can transform a historic listed building, of which there are many in Wales, into a cost-effective and energy efficient community facility using local labour and materials. Despite adopting a relatively traditional contract strategy, a team approach based on openness and trust is helping to ensure certainty of costs, time and quality criteria.

This is your opportunity to hear from:
• the housing association client on their approach to the project, its regenerative impact on the community, whole life cost implications and how technology is supporting energy performance and costs
• Colin King of BRE will explain how an innovative strategy based on a ‘zoned approach’ will improve the energy performance of the refurbished building, ensuring more manageable running costs for tenants and building users
• the delivery team on how they are achieving all of this and what lessons have been learnt

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 pre-construction case study will be available on the day and can also be accessed via this link.

Who should attend?
• Clients and procurers – to learn how a historic listed building can be regenerated with a reduced carbon footprint.
• Contractors and Consultants – to better understand how their approach to risk management and value engineering can positively support clients and procurers in developing successful projects at sensitive listed buildings.
• Facilities managers and maintenance teams – to consider the impact of the design and construction stages on the whole life costs of the asset and how a refurbished and remodelled listed building can operate with a reduced carbon footprint.

Refreshments and registration will be from 8.30am and the event will commence at 9am with a presentation by the team followed by a tour of the site. The event will conclude at 11am. PPE is required for site visit.

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.Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.

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Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 unless you have informed us by Thursday 13th June.

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