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
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
- Thermal hot water panels used to heat the hot water;
- Photovoltaic cells to produce electricity.
The 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
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.