As part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Welsh Government’s 21st century school’s investment programme, Bouygues UK is building Pencoedtre High School. Bouygues UK has been on site since spring 2020 and are making great progress on the £34.7m new state of the art, three-storey school building. Planning permission for the new school was granted in December 2019 and will provide more space and better facilities for the staff and around 1,100 pupils. The build includes a dining hall, courtyard, sixth-form area, performance spaces for theatre and dance. The new school will also benefit from top-class sports facilities, including an all-weather floodlit hockey pitch, grass football and rugby pitches, games courts and an indoor four-court sports hall.
The project is currently progressing well, with solar panels to the roof installed and external brickwork completing in the next few weeks. Internally, mechanical and electrical installation is progressing well with painting, flooring, and glass balustrading also underway.
Bouygues UK are currently on track for staff and pupils to move into the new school building in January 2022. This will allow the second phase of the project to begin, in which the existing school will be demolished, and car parks and outdoor sports pitches installed. Bouygues UK will finish on site in spring 2023.
During the site visit, all visitors can expect an induction on arrival, followed by a brief overview of the project. Once provided with PPE, visitors will then be taken on an escorted visit around the team by a member of the project team. Throughout the tour, visitors will be able to see the construction take place in front of them as the site will be live with all hands on deck.
Internal: Floor finishes; Decoration; Ceiling installation; Acoustic panel install; IPS shower cubicles and toilets; Timber sprung floor to main and activity hall; Folding partition install to main hall; Auditoria seating in main hall; Fixed and loose furniture install.
External: Drainage; Paving; landscaping.
Information on Open Doors 2022 will be released shortly