Gwynedd County Council
Length of Contract
Ellis Williams Architects
Wynne Construction was appointed by Gwynedd County Council to construct the new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli. The new facility provides an events hall, restaurant / café and education training rooms and is a focal point for sailing in Wales.
The project received financial support from the European Convergence Programme, Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council. In order to develop the Academy Gwynedd Council worked in partnership with Pwllheli Sailing Club, Welsh Government, North Wales Watersports, Plas Menai, Grwp Llandrillo Menai and the Welsh Yachting Association.
The facility is to be constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards with sustainable features to include Biomass Heating, 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.
Work started on site in July 2014 and was completed in August 2015.
Image courtesy of Mark Anstey
Aerial footage of the completed project (February 2016)
Aerial footage of the project (November 2014)
Building Footprint - 1949.43m2
Gross Internal Floor Area - 1840.43m2
Total Site Area - 5497.26m2
Basic Build Cost - £/m2
Service Costs - £m2
Drainage and External Services - £m2 (across whole site)
Building in Use
Function areas and their size - m2
Area of circulation - m2
Predicted electricity consumption - kWh/year.
Total Target C02 emissions for site activities - 213,968 kgC02
Actual v Target CO2 Emissions for Site Activities - Diesel
Actual v Target CO2 Emissions for Site Activities - Electricity
Target Water Consumption for Site Activities - 84m3
Actual v Target Water Consumption for Site Activities
02-Nov-2008 - Contract Win: Ysgol Glan y Môr, Pwllheli
09-Jan-2009 - Wynne Construction awarded the Green Dragon
18-May-2013 - Completion of Watersports Centre at Porth Eirias
03-Apr-2014 - Contract Award for Sailing Academy in Pwllheli
06-Mar-2015 - Pwllheli Schools and Construction-based activities
14-Apr-2015 - Sailing Academy - Community Fund Launch
10-Oct-2015 - Sponsor for Dwyfor Gardening Project
12-Oct-2016 - Llandudno's Lifeboat station taking shape
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