Raglan Church in Wales VC Primary School 

Monmouthshire County Council
Project Location Station Road Raglan
Contract Period 18 Months
Project Start Date (on site) June 2014
Practical Completion June 2015 Phase 1, December 2015 Phase 2
Contract Value £3,252,042.00
Type of Work New build on previous farm site
Construction Product 210 Pupil Primary School Design & Build Project through SEWSCAP Framework
Architect Boyes Rees Partnership, Cardiff Office
Project Officer(s) M. Long, Design Manager, Monmouthshire County Council
QS/Cost Consultants S. Hobbs, Monmouthshire County Council, J. Vaughn, Morgan Sindall
Clerk of Works R. Smith, Monmouthshire County Council
Structural Engineer Bradley Associates, Cardiff Office
Electrical Engineer AECOM, Cardiff Office
Mechanical Engineer AECOM, Cardiff Office
Planning Supervisor R. Dennis, Monmouthshire County Council
Main Contractor Morgan Sindall Ltd
Building Control Monmouthshire County Council

Project Overview

The goal during the redevelopment of the Raglan Church in Wales Primary School has been to provide fit for purpose Plaza-based Design Teaching and ancillary accommodation on the site.

Monmouthshire County Council’s approach to learning is focused on setting the most appropriate context for preparing young people for their future development by providing an environment that is fully integrated, flexible, innovative and technology rich.

The main design and build contract commenced in October 2013 with Morgan Sindall Ltd Cardiff, appointed as the main contractor. The new school site was a combination of the old primary school and a brown field site that previously contained a working farm. The two sites were divided by a local brook, and a public foot path required diverting to allow for the construction of the school.

The first phase of this contract (completed in June 2015) was to provide the new School building complete with pedestrian and staff entrance, and associated play and landscaped areas. The second phase involved the demolition of the old infant school building, the provision of the school drop off areas and a community carpark for school and Raglan Village use.

The two sites are linked with pedestrian foot bridges over the brook and the public foot path is routed around the external boundary of the school.

The inclusion of Photo Voltaic cells, Rainwater Harvesting, Biomass heating, and high levels of insulation will provide an energy efficient building, and the school construction will achieve BREEAM Excellent with an EPC rating of A+.