Rhyl Sixth project nears completion

5 July 2010

Work is nearing completion on a new £3.6m sixth form college in Rhyl, North Wales.

A team from the Colwyn Bay office is providing full design and project management services on the ‘Rhyl Sixth’ scheme which has been purpose-built on Coleg Llandrillo Cymru’s campus to provide some of the best teaching, learning and support facilities in area.

Due to open to students in September 2010, the college, which is on course to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’, features a raft of sustainable measures including:

  • High thermal resistance of the building fabric, using high levels of insulation to reduce heat loss during winter and the need for cooling during the summer;
  • Energy efficient services, with integrated controls;
  • Passive ventilation, eliminating the need of mechanical ventilation and cooling;
  • Use of low water demand sanitary ware, supplemented by collection of the rainwater, which is used to flush the WCs and urinals.
  • Thermal hot water panels used to heat the hot water;
  • Photovoltaic cells to produce electricity.

Rhyl Sixth Form CollegeThe new centre is offering students over 50 AS and A Level programmes, BTEC First and National Diplomas and other vocational programmes including Health & Care and Motor Vehicle, as well as the opportunity to mix and match AS courses with vocational courses.

The building will also include two state-of-the-art Science laboratories, a multi-faith room, Art & Design studios plus IT and Mac suites.

For an update on the project click here.