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Flexible design for South Wales school

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nWalesSchoolJan14Work is under way on a new primary school in Barry, South Wales that is using ISG and Stride Treglown’s highly flexible model design.

The £2.7M Nant Talwg project has the backing of the Vale of Glamorgan County Council and represents the first application of a model school template in the Principality.

ISG and architect Stride Treglown have previously completed five model school projects which all utilise a steel frame for maximum flexibility.

The Barry school will achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and accommodate 210 pupils and a nursery, with the single storey steel frame also incorporating a spacious central hub area, multi-use hall, office space and meeting rooms.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Chris Elmore said: “This represents a pioneering and innovative local authority project that is certain to be closely scrutinised by many Welsh councils.

“One of the most striking aspects of the model school is the degree of flexibility in-built within the design, as we will get high quality accommodation that addresses our current and future requirements.”

Steelwork contractor for the project is Overdale Construction Services.

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