Conwy County Borough Council
Length of Contract
Wynne Construction was contracted for the design and build project at Parc Eirias on behalf of Conwy County Borough Council, the Welsh Assembly Strategic Regeneration Area fund and the Welsh Rugby Union.
The £6.5m cost for the project was funded by £3.8m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Welsh Assembly Government Targeted Match Fund. Funding was also secured from the Welsh Assembly Government Strategic Regeneration Area fund, Conwy County Borough Council and the Welsh Rugby Union. It is a key part of the Bay Life+ regeneration initiative for the Colwyn area
The project, situated at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, involved the construction of a large multi-purpose indoor centre designed for use by all the community. This included conference and classroom facilities for business and commerce events, as well as a gym and high performance sports analysis facilities, where the Welsh Rugby Union has based its North Wales Rugby Academy. The development is designed to meet BREEAM Excellent standards.
Key Environmental Features include solar thermal, wind turbine, attenuation, low water demand sanitary installations, energy efficient services, high thermal resistance of building fabric and rainwater harvesting
Work started on site in February 2011 and was completed by October 2011. The official opening with Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones took place on 11th November 2011.
North Wales LABC Building Excellence Awards 2012 - North Wales Winner: Best Commercial Development.
North Wales LABC Building Excellence Awards 2012 - County Winner: Best Commercial Development
Parc Eirias: Colwyn Bay
News...Parc Eirias welcomed as Northern Stronghold - Welsh Rugby Union news (11th November 2011)
News...Parc Eirias to build excellence in North Wales Rugby - news report from ITV Wales (4th October 2011)
News...Unveiled..new £6.5m events arena in Colwyn Bay - latest report from the Daily Post (4th October 2011)
Colwyn Bay rugby centre on schedule - latest report from the Daily Post (6th June 2011)
Congratulations to Mathew Edwards and his site team for scoring 35.5 points in the August 2011 Site Monitor's report for Considerate Constructors - Download the full report (August 2011).
- Gross Internal Floor Areas: 4022m2
- Total area of site: 16.7 hectares
- Functional Areas: 144m2
- Indoor Training Area: 2500m2
- Area of Circulation: 94m2
- Area of Storage: 329m2
Estimated Costs - Basic Building Cost - £825/m2
- Services Costs (M&E) - £312/m2
- External Works, including drainage - £178/m2
Site Impacts Target CO2 emissions for site activities is 55008kgCO2.
Target water consumption for site activities is 41,000 litres
21-Feb-2011 - New centre at Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay
11-Nov-2011 - Opening of Parc Eirias
14-Feb-2012 - Porth Eirias Waterfront Hotspot
27-Apr-2012 - LABC North Wales Success
03-May-2012 - Porth Eirias: Update
18-May-2012 - Ivor Goodsite visit to Ysgol Bod Alaw
18-May-2013 - Completion of Watersports Centre at Porth Eirias
10-Oct-2013 - U10 RFC Colwyn Bay Kit Sponsors
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