Morriston Comprehensive School – Exemplar Presentation and Tour

10 Apr
Thursday 10th April 2014
Refreshments and registration will be from 3.30pm and the event will commence at 4.00pm with a presentation by the team followed by a tour of the site.

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Morriston Comprehensive School – Exemplar presentation and tour – 10th April

This £22million investment in Morriston Comprehensive offers a unique opportunity to raise standards across the age and ability range in line with the Welsh Government transformational agenda, while at the same time improving the poor condition of the existing school buildings through the provision of a state of the art teaching facility.

The project represents one of the highest priority projects in the City and County of Swansea’s Quality in Education (QEd) 2020 Programme and Welsh Government 21st Century Schools Programme which seeks to transform learning environments for children and young people while at the same time offering economic regeneration opportunities for the local community.

Lessons learnt from previous school building projects have driven the client to a more collaborative and integrated approach to project delivery. This project represents a further step change with greater focus on engagement with the school end users, with the primary objective of raising standards and achieving better educational outcomes.

The project aims to overcome the following challenges:

  • Site constraints resulting in the need to support a previous £3million investment in a new science block completed at Morriston in 2006. This has significant logistical implications for the new build strategy which will be governed by the need to build around the existing school footprint. This creates significant health and safety and operational challenges with demolition and construction activities on a live school and leisure centre site.
  • Generating local opportunities to meet the City and County of Swansea’s and the Welsh Governments Community Benefit targets to maximise investment in the local economy through employment opportunities, up-skilling of existing workforce and use of local contractors.
  • Flexibility in delivering approved educational outcomes to ensure that the building supports the delivery of educational outcomes for both the present and future learning needs.
  • Regional collaborative procurement to ensure that the project uses collaborative procurement methodology to embed sustainability features and support the use of the SWW regional framework.

Why should you attend?

  • Educational offices and schools staff – to hear how educational outcomes are captured and are used to influence the delivery of major school construction projects.
  • Local Authority Contractor Clients – to understand how collaborative procurement arrangements and early contractor involvement can maximise value and meet a broad range of local outcomes.
  • Designers and Contractors – to hear how a design and construction team have worked collaboratively with stakeholders to deliver a challenging set of objectives alongside a major construction project.

Refreshments and registration will be from 3.30pm and the event will commence at 4.00pm with a presentation by the team followed by a tour of the site. The event will conclude at approximately 6.00pm.

How to Book:  This event is free of charge but you must register in advance. 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.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 unless you have informed us by Wednesday 9th April 2014.

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.