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Mon Nov 30 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (GMT)

Following a significant investment in training our staff to understand and adhere to Passivhaus standards, we are delighted to be working on two exciting projects with Lloyd & Gravell that will embrace those standards.

A new 270-place, English-medium primary school with 30-place nursery and up to 23 full-time places for Early Years provision, is being constructed adjacent to the current Ysgol y Castell in Kidwelly. The current facility will be demolished on completion of the new build to accommodate a MUGA sports field and car parking area.

We are also delighted to be working on the Ysgol Gorslas project with the company, a new £6.8million project that will create a new 210 pupil capacity school building on land located behind Gorslas Community Park. Both schools will be built to a BREEAM Excellent, and energy efficient Passivhaus standard

The scheme will provide space to accommodate nursery provision and facilities which can be shared by the community such as a large hall, school field and a multi-use games area. It is hoped the new school building can still be completed by Spring 2022.

The project has been developed as part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Modernising Education Programme (MEP) in collaboration with the Welsh Governments 21st Century Schools Programme.

For both schools, SO Modular will build and install a timber frame structure including all steel and glulams required for the buildings as well as installing insulation to Passivhaus standards.

Charlotte Hale, our Operations Director, said: "These are two fantastic projects to be working on. It is always great to be creating buildings that will play a vital role in educating and inspiring future generations. Evermore so when working with a partner such as Lloyd and Gravell who are such a remarkable Contractor to work with.

“We are also delighted to be able to apply Passivhaus standards to these builds. We have invested in training out staff in these standards and we look forward to putting that investment into practice.”

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