Welsh National Sailing Academy: Pwllheli | Wynne Construction

Welsh National Sailing Academy: Pwllheli

  • Client Gwynedd County Council


    Gwynedd County Council

  • Contract Value £4.2m

    Contract Value


  • Length of Contract 50 weeks

    Length of Contract

    50 weeks

  • Architect Ellis Williams Architects


    Ellis Williams Architects

  • BREEAM Excellent



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.

Building Information

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.

Community Information

Aerial footage of the completed project (February 2016)

Aerial footage of the project (November 2014)

pdf docNewsletter - January 2015 - English
pdf docClychlythyr - Ionawr 2015 - Cymraeg

pdf docNewsletter - November 2014 - English
pdf docClychlythyr - Tachwedd 2014 - Cymraeg

pdf docNewsletter - August 2014 - English
pdf docClychlythyr - Awst 2014 - Cymraeg

Building Footprint - 1949.43m2
Gross Internal Floor Area - 1840.43m2
Total Site Area - 5497.26m2

Estimated Costs

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

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