Dan-y-Coed Children's Residential & Specialist School
Orbis Education & Care Group have acquired the site of Dan-y-Coed House in West Cross, Swansea. The site contains a Georgian style period property which was previously used as a training centre by the Local Authority with a 2 storey dormitory wing with activity hall, separate coach house and demountable structures all within the site boundary. The main building is of character, however is not listed or protected and has been unsympathetically extended over time.
A full scale refurbishment and extension of the existing Georgian building aims to provide the client with a school building for Autism Spectrum Condition pupils aged 5-19, a separate block of accommodation for pupils who require residential care and associated staff and office accommodation. These works aim to produce a group of buildings in which Orbis can expand their specialist provision of registered children’s care and education to children and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disabilities and complex sensory, social and communication difficulties.
At Orbis Group we work diligently to ensure that every child under our care has access to a socially valued and fulfilling life, irrespective of the complexity of their condition, and we are proud to be able to provide our service users with truly outstanding facilities that meet their needs. In order for our expert staff to provide the highest level of specialist education, care, and clinical support, it’s crucial to create an environment that caters to the complex requirements associated with autism. We are confident that the team at Austin-Smith:Lord will support us in transforming Dan-y-Coed House into a top-quality school and residential service for children and young people with autism.
Mike Currier – CEO, Orbis Group
CLIENT: ORBIS EDUCATION & CARE
COMPLETION: SCHEDULED 2018
SECTOR: EDUCATION /HEALTHCARE
CONTRACTOR: ANDREW SCOTT
STRUCTURES: SHEAR DESIGN
SERVICES: NEIL RICHARDS PARTNERSHIP
COST CONSULTANT: RPA