ST TEILO’S CHURCH IN WALES HIGH SCHOOL CARDIFF

Austin-Smith:Lord was commissioned by Mott MacDonald and Cardiff City Council, through the Buying Solution Framework, to design a new state of the art highly sustainable school. We played a pivotal role in establishing a brief through stakeholder consultation and developing design options through to Stage D. Through a programme of comprehensive community and stakeholder consultation and collaborative working between the Client User Group, Design team, Planning Authority and Statutory consultees, we steered a significantly scaled project smoothly through the Planning process, in less than four months from inception meeting to submission for Planning consent.

St Teilos Church In Wales High School

St Teilo's Church In Wales High School

Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed as Concept Architect and Design Team Leader for this 1380 pupil, new build high school, through Mott MacDonald, under the Buying Solutions Framework. The school was funded through Tranche 3 of the Welsh Government 21st Century Schools Programme.

A highly collaborative approach was adopted, working closely with Cardiff Council and Church in Wales representatives in collaboration with the design team to achieve an integrated and high quality design proposal.

The design benefitted from workshops with Cardiff Council’s educational team, representatives from the school and its Governors, and other Project Stakeholders including parents and teachers.

Our appointment included RIBA Work Stages A-D subsequently extended to include Stage E. Following successful completion of this work, we were engaged in an ongoing client advisory role also including assisting with furniture procurement.

Austin-Smith:Lord listened to the vision for a state of the art Faith School espousing Christian values. They facilitated a design consultation with staff and governors enabling each subject area to contribute their ideas. They have safeguarded the overall original vision with its important design concepts and understood the demands of the 21st century learning environment that we seek to create.

Beverley Walker – Headteacher, St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School

LOCATION: CARDIFF

CLIENT: CARDIFF COUNCIL

VALUE: £23m

COMPLETION: 2013
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS
SECTOR: EDUCATION
CONTRACTOR: WILLMOTT DIXON

PROJECT MANAGER: MOTT MACDONALD
LANDSCAPE: MOTT MACDONALD
STRUCTURES: MOTT MACDONALD
SERVICES: TROUP BYWATERS & ANDERS
COST CONSULTANT: FRANKLIN & ANDREWS