— Projects

Ysgol Santes Tydful

Chessmann acted as project and cost managers, as well as CDM Coordinators, for the construction of a new £4.3 million Welsh-medium primary school for Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council.

The school, which replaced an existing one, was designed to Schools of the Future exemplar standards which promote the development of innovative learning environments in conjunction with maintaining sustainable school buildings.

The building was designed to reduce energy consumption and minimise the use of non-renewable resources. Features include large amounts of natural light to all classrooms, cedar cladding, grey water harvesting, ground source heat pumps and thermally efficient ventilation.

The development included 13 classrooms, 2 halls, an IT suite, a community room, nursery and integrated library areas for infant and junior learning. There were natural wildlife habitats on the site, which were enhanced.