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Mainstream and SEN Buildings



BREEAM Rating and score

The Welsh Government require the building to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ to support the agenda of reducing carbon emissions and being as environmentally efficient and sustainable as possible. The Respite Building has the potential of achieving the BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ (70.48%).
Innovation and Design features
  1. The installation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) source which is very energy efficient and gives the opportunity to heat and produce electricity to serve the school.
  2. The use of natural daylight and ventilation which maximises light and air to  enhance the learning environment and reduce running costs.
  3. Sharing of facilities by the community and school which are easily controlled, affording the opportunity to increase  opportunities for community use and life long learning.
  4. Flexibility in configuration and use of teaching and learning spaces to allow students to learn in different and innovative ways. The building is ‘future-proof’ and can be easily adapted as technologies and methods of learning change.
  5. Security and flexibility to open up and access areas for the community simply and safely during and out of school hours.
  6. A high quality landscape to encourage outside learning opportunities.
  7. An easily accessible facility for all, complying with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act & Equalities Act

Cost (£/m2)

  • Building
  • External Works


  1. Commercially Sensitive Information



  • Gross Floor Area (GFA)
  • Site Area
  • Function areas
  • Building Circulation
  • Building Storage
  • Area of ground for community use
  • Area of buildings for community use
  1. GIA = 11,851 + 7,942 = 19,793m²
  2. NET = 8,237 + 4,900 = 13,137m²
  3. School BREEAM boundary is 122,397.38m² (or 12.24 hectares)

Energy (Predicted)

  • Electricity consumption
  • Fossil fuel comsumption
  • Energy from renewables
  • Water usage
  • Water use from rainwater harvesting


  1. 54 MWh/annum
  2. 22 MWh/annum
  3. 64.6 MWh/annum
  4. 2,053 m3/annum
  5. 0

Environmental impact reduction (Construction)

The contractors shall be part of the Considerate Constructors scheme and will aim to divert a high percentage of the construction waste from landfill. Recycled materials will form at least 10% of the total materials used in the construction and will come from a local source where possible.

Social/Economic sustainable mesaures

When the construction starts on site, local labour will be employed where possible.  There will be opportunities for students to gain work experience and apprenticeships will be encouraged for on-site working. Part of the contract conditions require Leadbitter to develop and implement a Targeted Recruitment and Training strategy targeting a minimum of 80 person-weeks of employment to be provided for a New Entrant recruited from a source agreed by the Employer, for each £1m in contract value provided.


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