Ysgol Hafod Lon: Penrhyndeudraeth | Wynne Construction

Ysgol Hafod Lon: Penrhyndeudraeth

  • Client Gwynedd Council


    Gwynedd Council

  • Contract Value £13m

    Contract Value


  • Architect B3 Architects


    B3 Architects

  • Length of Contract 78 Weeks

    Length of Contract

    78 Weeks

  • BREEAM Predicted Excellent


    Predicted Excellent

Wynne Construction was appointed by Gwynedd Council to build the brand-new school for pupils with special educational needs from the Meirionnydd and Dwyfor areas of the county.

With an overall cost of £13 million, the new facility located in Penrhyndeudraeth provides modern and well equipped classrooms, a hydrotherapy pool, therapy rooms, sensory equipment, suitable outdoor areas for play and learning and a garden and cafÉ where the older children can develop entrepreneurial skills. The project also included a six-bed residential unit, allowing pupils to stay for long or short periods of time, giving their families much needed respite. This important provision will mean that far fewer children will have to go outside Gwynedd to receive elements of their care and education.

The school was constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance.

A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building's specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

This project adopted several approaches to achieving the score of Excellent and to construct a very energy efficient building, including: fabric first approach (low U values), BIOMASS heating systems, rainwater harvesting, low water demand sanitary installations and sedum green roofing system.

Community Information

Ysgol Hafod Lon 2019 (Cymraeg) - Courtesy of Education Walesl

Children visiting the new school (filmed in October 2016) - Courtesy of Gwynedd Council

Keeping the Benefit Local (filmed in June 2016) - Courtesy of Gwynedd Council

pdf docNewsletter - April 2015 - English
pdf docNewyddlen - Ebrill 2015 - Cymraeg

pdf docNewsletter - July 2015 - English
pdf docNewyddlen - Gorffennaf 2015 - Cymraeg

pdf docNewsletter - December 2015 - English
pdf docNewyddlen - Rhagfyr 2015 - Cymraeg

pdf docNewsletter - March 2016 - English
pdf docNewyddlen - Mawrth 2016 - Cymraeg

Link to the Ysgol Hafod Lon Newydd Facebook page

Work started on site in March 2015 and was completed in September 2016

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