Delivering procurement excellence
The SEWSCAP3 framework was first established in 2010 to refine and streamline procurement processes in South East & Mid Wales, with a specific focus on schools and public buildings construction.
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Past Project Case Studies
Construction Case Study: Setting Up a Project Bank Account in Wales
This Guidebook has been prepared by members of the Welsh Construction Forum to support
the implementation of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) on all appropriate construction and
infrastructure projects in Wales.
The aim of the Guidebook is to provide construction clients and members of the supply
chain with 12 simple steps to ensure that PBAs can be established as quickly and as easily as
possible to safeguard payments during the course of a project.View full case study pdf here.
Environment Case Study: Delivering net-zero carbon schools fit for the future
Delivering net-zero carbon schools fit for the future...View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Delivering Modern Methods of Construction
The latest addition to Ty Gwyn Special School may look like a normal school building, but it is packed with interesting features and was delivered using modern methods of construction.
The building was delivered by modular building specialist Wernick and was constructed using 18 individual modules which were manufactured in dedicated factory in Port Talbot, less than an hour away from the site. These were transported to site by lorry, then craned into position and bolted together to form the core of the building. The brick cladding and trussed roof were then added to the core to give a traditional construction appearance.
Manufacturing the building in a factory environment gave the project several advantages. Firstly, the building could be constructed at the same time as the foundations were being prepared, dramatically reducing programme length, particularly on site. Manufacture was also not affected by site conditions like the weather, making the programme even more reliable. This was vitally important for the school, who would need the building in time for the start of the new term.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: Bridging the skills gap...
Whitmore High School is a £30 million project delivered by Morgan Sindall Construction. Six apprentices, taken through an 18 month structured learning programme that had been fully funded by CITB. See attached document for further information.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: Pencoedtre High School
As part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Welsh Government’s 21st century school’s investment programme, Bouygues UK is building Pencoedtre High School. Procured under the SEWSCAP3 Framework this £34.7million state of the art, three-storey school building, it includes a four-court sports hall, all-weather hockey floodlit pitch and grass rugby and football pitches, as well as extra performance spaces for theatre and dance. It will create more space and better sporting facilities for the school’s 1,100 pupils and staff.
At the core of Bouygues UK’s values is its mission to deliver a sustainable built environment that creates a better life for communities. Throughout the duration of its projects, Bouygues UK demonstrates its social, economic and environmental commitment to support the communities it works in, as well as for its clients, its supply chain, employees and other stakeholders.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: Education Engagement - Continuing to deliver during COVID-19
Supporting the priorities of the Future Generations Act and ways of working, BAM are working collaboratively with their education partners and with 'long-term' in mind to adapt and flex their educational opportunities. Click below to find out more.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Pantycelyn Halls - Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth University's requirement was that the refurbishment of Pantycelyn provided “fit-for-the-future Welsh-medium accommodation and social spaces” which would be “good for 40 years”.
This ambitious project aims to bring this iconic Grade II listed building back into operation and reinstate it as focal point of Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus.
Pantycelyn Hall was one of the first buildings to be constructed on site, which Aberystwyth University acquired in 1929.
The design is by architect Sir Percy Thomas and named after the eighteenth-century Welsh poet, hymnist and revivalist, William Williams Pantycelyn.
Pantycelyn later served as the University’s Welsh-medium hall of residence from 1974, and hosted Prince Charles when he was a student in 1969.
The project provides modern, high quality en-suite lodging facilities for 19 students in a welsh-medium environment.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: Women in Construction - Career Changers
Anne Marie through the Women in Construction: Career Changers Programme joined Morgan Sindall as trainee Groundsworker on the Whitmore High School Project procured via the SEWSCAP Framework. Please see link to case study to see how Anne Marie is progressing.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Design & Construction Y Pant Comprehensive School, Llantrisant, RCT
Delivered by Morgan Sindall during 2017, this £19m project involved the design and construction of a 1,400 capacity comprehensive school, including a 300 pupil sixth form. The state-of-the-art facility was to replace the previous outdated campus with a new two-storey teaching facility, a 3G sports pitch multi use games area and grass football pitch. Programmes were delivered around academic activity and student representatives wrote progress updates for the school blog.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Refurbishment & Remodelling of Pentrehafod Comprehensive School (Design Stage), Swansea
Delivered by Morgan Sindall in collaboration with the City and Council of Swansea, this £16m two-year programme (2016-2018) involved the refurbishment and remodelling of Pentrehafod Comprehensive School, including demolition, external works, new build and refurbishment. With a new reception and double height central social atrium, the project was to improve the performance of the building fabric and alter internal layouts to meet educational space standards.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: Cardiff West Community High School
Previously located in a Condition D rated school environment the school is now provided with a learning environment of high expectations, with a diverse range of spaces, underpinned by strong community involvement, creative partnerships, and local collaboration where high quality teaching and learning can be delivered...View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Sports Park 2, University of South Wales, Treforest, RCT
Kier Construction undertook a one-year £10m two stage design and build project in 2017. Intended to improve the facilities at the Sports Park for existing use, and occupying 10,150m2, the project included: a teaching and spectator area and two-storey front of house structure accommodating: offices; treatment rooms; changing rooms; classrooms; a strength and conditioning room; and, a new state-of-the-art indoor synthetic 4G pitch.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Coleg y Cymoedd Aberdare College Campus (Design Stage), Aberdare, RCT
Forming part of the 21st Century Schools programme, a new £22m campus was constructed by Kier on the Coleg y Cymoedd site at Aberdare. The new 5,800m2 campus opened in 2017: replacing facilities on the existing campus and providing new; refurbishing a disused railway building; as well as providing car parking facilities and road upgrades. Challenges included the site occupying contaminated land which was also located on a flood plain.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen (Gateway to the Valleys School), Tondu, Bridgend
Delivered by JB Leadbitter this 13,933m2 community focused secondary school was intended to replace two existing secondary schools in Bridgend. The £39m project resolves existing energy inefficiencies, addresses surplus places, introduces operational efficiencies and enables greater flexibility for teaching. A community wing offers facilities to community groups and a combined heat and power system is shared with an adjacent Leisure Centre and a neigbouring home for the elderly.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: UWTSD Swansea Waterfront (Design Stage), Swansea
From 2016-2018 Kier Construction undertook construction of a £30m waterfront academic building and library for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea. Constructed on a previously disused site, the 10,109m2 academic building, 2,705m2 library and 2,443m2 access hall was to provide purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching and applied research; as well as social, leisure and recreation.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Penarth Learning Community, Penarth, Cardiff
JB Leadbitter was appointed to construct a new 11-18 mainstream school and a new 3-19 school to replace three existing special needs schools in Penarth. The £39.45m project demonstrates innovative thinking and provides modern education facilities for pupils and lifelong learning for communities. The facility will benefit from reduced energy consumption, a lower carbon footprint and lower whole life cost compared to previous school facilities.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Railway Training Centre of Excellence, Nantgarw, Cardiff
The new Training Centre of Excellence at Nantgarw forms part of a wider Estates Reconfiguration and Rationalisation strategy and will deliver a training centre for the railway industry to service the South East Wales region and the rail expansion and upgrading programme, which represents a potential investment of £10b over the next 10 years. The Project Manager was Mott MacDonald, the contractor was Interserve and has received Exemplar status from CEW.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Eastern High School
The new inspirational Eastern Community Campus was built to replace an existing school and also to innovatively include accommodation for Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) within the same building; creating an efficient delivery for education in the area. The project will create operational savings for the Council by sharing facilities between the school and college. Please see link for further informationView full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Grove Building Refurbishment (Synthetic Chemistry), Swansea University, Swansea
Kier Construction was commissioned to deliver a £4.3m two stage design and build works contract to upgrade the three-storey 1960’s non-listed Grove Building. The 2016-17 project included refurbishment of 2,240m2 internal teaching laboratories, a computer suite for 80 students and ancillary spaces, window replacement and roof re-covering; as well as mechanical and electrical plant replacements and upgrades.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Raglan Church in Wales Primary School, Raglan, Monmouthshire
In 2015 Morgan Sindall carried out the £3.2m redevelopment of 210 pupil Raglan Church in Wales Primary School in Monmouthshire. The design and build contract involved the demolition of an old primary school and combined an existing primary school and a brownfield site. Photo voltaic cells, rainwater harvesting, biomass heating and high insulation resulted in an energy efficient building with an EPC rating of A+.
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Construction Case Study: St Teilo's Church in Wales High School, Llanedyrn, Cardiff
Willmott Dixon delivered a new £20m 1,440 pupil 11-18 years high school including sixth form in 2013, together with the necessary external works, playing fields, drainage, incoming service mains and the demolition of the existing adjacent Llanedyrn High School. The 12,660m2 new build was located on a sloping ambient site with acoustic challenges and high water table; the resulting ‘fit for purpose’ school was rated BREEAM Excellent and EPC A rated.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Aberdare Community School
The Aberdare Community School building at the Ynys site forms part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s £50m leisure and school complex which opened in 2015. The school formed as Aberdare High, Aberdare Girls and Blaengwawr secondary schools merged, with 1,400 pupils split between three old sites. The three-storey building, built by Lang O’ Rourke has a light and open double-atrium design, includes a gym and dance area and is designed with ‘break-out areas’ for learning, independent from the classrooms.
Construction Case Study: Railway Training Centre of Excellence, Nantgarw, Cardiff
The New Training Centre of Excellence at Nantgarw forms part of the wider rail expansion and upgrading programme to service the South East Wales region. The two stage £3.2m design and build project, delivered by Mott MacDonald in 2015, provides new 800m2 training facilities and increases take up of educational opportunities. It scores highly on industry benchmarks including air tightness, EPC rating and environmental accreditations.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Abercynon Community Primary School, Abercynon, RCT
Willmott Dixon delivered a new £7.1m 420 place plus SEN provision Community Primary School in 2013 - with access road, vehicle parking, play areas and landscaping; as well as new Public Library and Community Centre. Works included demolition and removal of existing facilities and encountered restrictions including low overhead cables, low bridge and the presence of bats. An innovative invasive plant species regime was adopted, 85% of sub contract orders were achieved locally and the project achieved BREEAM A and EPC A ratings.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: Cwmbach Primary School, Aberdare, RCT
Willmott Dixon delivered a new £4.3m all-through Primary School in Cwmbach in 2013. The contract required the design and construction of a new five classroom infant block with nursery, hall and ancillary accommodation built on the site of the existing school. The scheme included 1666m2 new build and 278m2 refurbishment. Technical aspects were a sloping site, green roof, circular design, school fully operational throughout, with 99% of waste diverted from landfill.View full case study pdf here.
Construction Case Study: New Vehicle Maintenance Depot, Cardiff
This £5.7m scheme delivered by Wilmott Dixon in 2012 was for a ‘state of the art’ new vehicle maintenance depot to house all fleet operations. The project included constructing workshops which met the strict VOSA/ATF workshop design requirements, parking for 250 fleet vehicles and vehicle wash. The site remained operational throughout the works and delivered 96% waste diverted from landfill, 88% local workers and 83% local supply chain spend.
Community Case Study: Regeneration of Community Autism Centre, Tonypandy, RCT
In 2017, Dawnus joined forces with Trivallis’ RCT regeneration team to provide clearance works to the external areas of the Dan Murphy Day Centre in Tonypandy. Labour and materials were donated by Dawnus in order to clear overgrown areas of weeds, brambles and litter. The gutters were also cleaned as part of the project.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: Community Case Study: Sports Park 2, University of South Wales, Treforest, RCT
As part of their one-year £10m two stage design and build project in 2017, Kier Construction focused on local community engagement via open evenings, updates to neighbours, construction site tours and project specific community benefits plans. Learning and employment opportunities were created via student talks and work experience with opportunities in trades resulting in 5 apprenticeships supported, 1 unemployed person employed and 4 work placements completed.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: Football Tournament at Gabalfa Primary School and Ysgol Glan Ceubal, Cardiff
In 2018, during construction of the new school and as part of their community outreach initiatives, Dawnus organised a five-a-side football tournament for the pupils of Gabalfa Primary School and Ysgol Glan Ceubal. The event was intended to bring the community together and promote health and well-being and give the children an event on which to focus during the school holidays.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: New Job Creation, Tonypandy, RCT
Dawnus ran two ‘Get into Construction’ programmes in 2017 in partnership with the Prince’s Trust Cymru, to attract disadvantaged people into construction. Two weeks of training were provided for 30 individuals, after which 75% of attendees secured employment including 7 permanent jobs with Dawnus, one candidate having been unemployed and homeless.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: UWTSD Swansea Waterfront (Design Stage), Swansea
During construction of a £30m waterfront academic building and library for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea in 2106-2018, Kier Construction also focused on community engagement. A meet the buyer event was held for subcontractors and informative community evenings were held to involve the general public. A CITB Skills Academy included targets related to work placements, case studies and training plans.View full case study pdf here.
Community Case Study: St Teilo's Church in Wales High School Careers Event, Llanedyrn, Cardiff
Kier Construction attended a careers event at St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School in Llanedyrn Cardiff in 2013. Approximately 300 students in years 7-9 attended the event which was planned to assist them as they made their GCSE choices. Careers in construction and suitable topics were discussed, with a number of students expressing interest in work placement opportunities and potential future roles at Kier.
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Community Case Study: Coleg Y Cymoedd Staff BIM Session, Ystrad Mynach, RCT
A Kier team working on the Coleg y Cymoedd Project in 2017 invited college staff to participate in a BIM (Building Information Modelling) information Session. Delivered by Jason Burke of ARUP, the session gave an overview of BIM, how it was developed and how it will potentially develop in future. The architectural plans for Coleg y Cymoedd were also made available and attendees participated in a question and answer session.
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Environment Case Study: Hibernaculum at Meadowbank, Gabalfa Primary and Ysgol Glan Ceubal, Cardiff
During construction of the new school nearby, the site team were tasked with helping the pupils to construct a hibernaculum or shelter for insects, amphibians reptiles and small mammals. The first was constructed at Meadowbank to provide suitable hiding places for the creatures especially during extreme weather and contributes to their survival. The project was to be replicated at Gabalfa Primary School and Ysgol Glan Ceubal.View full case study pdf here.
Environment Case Study: Eastern Leisure Centre Materials Reuse, Llanrumney, Cardiff
While delivering a project at Eastern Leisure Centre, Kier Construction were able to pass on waste materials to a local Martial Arts group. The Ninja Dragons club was carrying out refurbishment of their premises and seized the opportunity to salvage a significant amount of materials including flooring, mirrors and toilet cubicles. By working in collaboration with Kier, the club was able to acquire materials which otherwise would have been scrapped.View full case study pdf here.