Deeside Sixth Form Centre: Deeside

Client Coleg Cambria
Contract Value £13.75m
Length of Contract 65 weeks
Architect Lovelock Mitchell
BREEAM Predicted Excellent

The new Post 16 Education Centre jointly developed by Coleg Cambria, local schools and Flintshire County Council will provide state-of-the-art facilities and a broader curriculum of choice for Post 16 learners in Flintshire.

The facility will provide an inspirational learning experience for up to 700 students in a centralised location between Coleg Cambria's Deeside site and Connah's Quay High School.

The three-storey building includes specialist performing arts, music, science and creative arts facilities as well as general teaching classrooms and social and private study spaces. Accessed from a newly formed entrance from Golftyn Lane, the scheme includes staff and visitor car parking as well as a coach park area to serve the wider Coleg Cambria site.

Community Information

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Newsletter - July 2015 (PDF file)

Newsletter - April 2015 (PDF file)

Aerial footage of the project - Courtesy of M7 Aerial

Progress footage dated October 2015

Building Information

The building is to be constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards with highly sustainable features to include the use of natural daylight and natural ventilation within whilst also incorporating a number of sustainable technologies including air source heat pumps, photovoltaic panels and rainwater harvesting.

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.

The Post 16 Education Centre is a registered site with the Considerate Constructors Scheme

As a 'Considerate Constructor' we endeavour to ensure that our works have a limited impact upon daily operations. This project has been registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we are committed to meeting, and exceeding, CCS standards.

Work started on site in March 2015 and is expected to be completed by Summer 2016.

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Estimated Costs

Basic Build Cost - £2,000.00/m2
Building - £1,185.00m2
M&E Services - £480.00m2
Drainage and Main Services Connections - £85.00m2
External Works, Highways & Facilitating Works - £250.00m2

Building in Use

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Actual v Target CO2 Emissions for Site Activities - Diesel

Actual v Target CO2 Emissions for Site Activities - Electricity

Target Water Consumption for Site Activities - 150m3