Penarth Learning Community – Presentation and Site Visit

03 Dec
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
8am registration, 8.30am presentations to commence followed by site visit, finishing approx 11am
Free to Best Practice Club members, £35 (+ VAT) to non-members

Download: Presentation

These days there’s far more to construction than just building something and at the Penarth Learning Community the team are exploring a whole host of innovative approaches to getting as much value as possible from this £40m investment in new school facilities.

The project forms part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s response to the Welsh Government requirements for innovative thinking in relation to the delivery of education in the 21st Century. On completion it will provide a new 11-18 mainstream school to replace St Cyres School and a new 3-19 school, Ysgol y Deri, to replace three existing special education needs schools.

The project also provides a focus to the Council’s requirements for the delivery of a wide range of community benefits both during the construction phase of the project and post occupation with both educational and therapy facilities being made available for use by the wider community. In delivering the Penarth Learning Community the Council is supporting the Welsh Government’s aspirations for capital projects to be real drivers for economic benefit and change. This includes how the Welsh economy can be supported, both locally and nationally and providing opportunities for training as well as drawing people out of unemployment. The completed facility will also benefit from reduced energy consumption, a lower carbon footprint and lower whole lift cost when compared with current school facilities.

The project forms part of CEWales’ Exemplar Programme which aims to identify the reasons why certain projects are successful in a standardised, quantifiable way, and to share with the industry how positive outcomes are achieved. It considers all aspects of the sustainability of the project including economic, social and environmental. Case studies are prepared at 3 key stages: post design, post-construction and post-occupation, this ensures that lessons learnt can be demonstrated throughout the development of the project. The project is currently at construction stage and copies of the post-design case study will be available on the day.

So what will you learn?

How the team is:

• engaging with the local community
• engaging with local schools and providing learning opportunities for mainstream pupils and those with special educational needs
• maximising economic opportunities for local businesses
• maximising employment opportunities for local people – particularly those from disadvantaged groups

So who should attend?

Public Sector Clients – to better understand how added value can be achieved through a sensitive procurement strategy focusing on  an integrated team approach
Supply Chain – to better understand how contractors, consultants and the broader supply chain can respond to and support a client’s aspirations for its community
Policy makers and support agencies – to see how delivery teams are taking practical steps to implement community benefits policies

Refreshments and registration will be from 8.00am and the event will commence at 8.30am with a presentation by the team followed by a tour of the site. The event will conclude at approximately 11am. PPE is required for site visit.

How to Book: To reserve your place please email stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.

To become a Best Practice Club member visit our Club Page for details. Payments can now be made by credit/debit card.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged in full unless you have informed us by Friday 29th November 2013

In order to reduce wastage at our events CEW operates a policy of only notifying venue details when issuing registration confirmation. This ensures we only cater for delegates who have registered and don’t over order for individuals who may or may not turn up on the day.