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Rhyl High School

Rhyl High School

Background

Rhyl High School is a new build secondary school in Rhyl. The £25 million redevelopment includes modern classrooms, laboratories, a drama studio and café area, as well as specialist areas for the use by the local community. The school accommodates 1,200 pupils age 11-16 years, as well as providing a base for 45 pupils from the nearby community school, Ysgol Tir Morfa.

The school was assessed under the BREEAM UK New Construction 2011 scheme.

Challenge

The development has to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. We were appointed by Willmott Dixon to complete the BREEAM pre-assessment and assessment for both the Design and Post Construction stages. We were to provide advice to the design and construction team on how to achieve the most cost effective and appropriate credits.

Solution

We worked with the design team and contractor to define BREEAM targets to help achieve their target score. We also provided template letters which enabled the team to provide us with evidence which effectively addressed the credits targeted. This is an integrated part of our service on all BREEAM projects.

The project went on to achieve a score of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ for final certification, with a score of 78.02% achieved. The success of this project resulted in us being shortlisted by BRE for the BREEAM Awards 2019. We also provided Air Quality services for the project.

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