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Monmouth Comprehensive School

Facts

Location Client Cost Size Completion Awards
Monmouth, Wales Monmouthshire County Council £35m 13,000 sqm September 2018 2

Project details

The second of two senior schools delivered by BDP for Monmouthshire, this new 1,200 place three storey secondary school features clusters of classrooms opening out onto a shared hub space. These ICT rich spaces have a variety of furniture to suit the particular needs of the departments and each has a presentation stair to seat up to half a year group at a time.

Constructed on a highly restrictive site, the school had limited access and seriously challenging logistics which made the use of innovative and digital technologies, such as Virtual Construction and BIM, key to ensure that buildability was maximised. The school consequently won the Constructing Excellence Wales Best Digital Project Award 2019.

Schools Project of the Year, Education Buildings Wales 2019

I am not sure if you could ever now design a new school and engage all stakeholders without the critical elements of technology and innovative thinking that Interserve and BDP applied

Simon Kneafsey, Programme Manager, Monmouthshire County Council

Brief

  • deliver a new, inspirational enviroment to help challenge the current model of education in Wales
  • create a centre of excellence for inclusive teaching and learning

Results

  • a flexible and agile school fit for 21st century learning
  • utilisation of the latest virtual reality technology to model the building and engage students, staff, parents and governors during construction
  • BREEAM Excellent

Integrated services

architecture, landscape architecture, mechanical & electrical engineering, civil & structural engineering

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