Ysgol Cwm Brombil Margam, Port Talbot

Client: Bouygues / Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Sector: Education

Value: £26M

Cambria Consulting were the appointed Civil and Structural Engineers for the Secure by Design specification for this BIM Level 2 project in Neath Port Talbot. Ysgol Cwm Brombil forms a key part of the 21st Century Schools Programme.

The new, all through school; Ysgol Cwm Brombil Margam, is located on the former site of Dyffryn Upper Comprehensive School and Groes Primary School.

The school now accommodate 1200 pupils, aged 11 – 16; 210 pupils, ages 4 – 11 and 45 nursery places.

The structural solution for the project consists of a braced steel frame with composite bean and slab floors. A number of storey high trusses were included with the steel frame solution in order to accommodate the architectural visions of large open circulation spaces while still providing second floor teaching over. The foundation for the steel frame consisted of reinforced concrete pads and strips on good bearing strata. However, area of fill required that the foundations be taken down to the food soils with trench fill solution. The ground floor slab also required careful coordination of suspended sab in areas of fill with more economical solution of ground bearing slab where possible. In order to achieve cut & fill balance and minimize retaining wall structures the scheme was constantly modelled using 3D Design Software.

Ysgol Cwm Brombil Margam won Best Educational Building at the Local Authority Building Excellence Awards 2019.

 

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