Boyes Rees Architects Land £83m Project Contracts
Cardiff Boyes Rees Architects has won two of the largest contracts awarded in Wales with a combined completed project value of £83m. The Cardiff based practice has been appointed by contractor Willmott Dixon and Cardiff City Council to take forward the design of a new school in Cardiff as part of a £50m investment package. The funding includes £27m from the Welsh Government.
The new St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School is being built on the site of Llanedeyrn High School by local contractor Willmott Dixon. A new Welsh-medium high school, with a capacity for 1,114 pupils, will be established on the current St Teilo’s school, once students relocate to meet the increasing demand for Welsh medium education across the city.
Gary Loo, senior director at Boyes Rees said: “The new, purpose built school will be a landmark structure with a capacity for 1,440 local pupils. Work has now started onsite and completion is scheduled for September 2013.”
Neal Stephens, managing director of Willmott Dixon, said: “Willmott Dixon has extensive experience in the education sector and this new-build school will facilitate 21st century learning in a modern environment.
Meanwhile, Boyes Rees has also been engaged by contractor Interserve and Merthyr Tydfil College to provide post-tender design development for the new £33m college building, which will transform education in the Heads of the Valleys region and support the regeneration agenda for Merthyr Tydfil.
Working with project management consultancy Davis Langdon, the College @ Merthyr Tydfil will replace the existing Merthyr Tydfil College and forms part of the 21st Century Schools programme. Part of the University of Glamorgan Group, the new facility will open in September 2013 and will incorporate Merthyr Tydfil’s sixth form provision, in addition to the existing college activity, creating a new tertiary education hub in the heart of South Wales.