Wynne Construction has won a major industry award for using innovative methods on the development of the new £10 million school buildings in Ruthin.
Wynne Construction's Glasdir project came out on top in the Offsite category at the Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) Awards, which bring together the best of Wales' construction sector.
And the accolade comes after judges were impressed by our use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) to save time and money for client Denbighshire County Council. The lightweight, insulated timber panels, manufactured in a specialist plant, were used to build the facility’s structure in just 13 weeks, reducing costs by more than £200,000.
In addition, Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology was utilised to create a detailed digital model of the school prior to construction to avoid any design-related delays during the build.
And Wynne Construction's continued investment in the latest industry innovations helped complete the project four months earlier than originally expected, says its managing director Chris Wynne.
He said: "Winning this award goes to show the benefits of using new, modern materials, and appointing all major subcontractors in the early stages of a scheme. We worked with a dedicated SIP manufacturer from the outset of the design process, ensuring the structure was manufactured quickly, and ultimately opening the school doors to pupils earlier.
"As a contractor we're passionate about delivering the best possible solution for our clients, and thanks to our team’s eye for new construction methods, we’re building high quality structures faster than ever before."
The company's Offsite win follows its success at the 2018 CEW Awards, when it was named SME of the year and went onto win in the same category at the UK-wide CE National awards. The Glasdir project also won Best Use of SIPs at the 2018 Structural Timber Awards.
The building, which boasts state-of-the-art educational facilities, houses primary schools Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street School, and opened in April 2018.