Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School
NAME:Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School
LOCATION:Bridgend, South Wales
Best Educational Project - South Wales LABC Cymru Building Excellence Awards
Best Sustainable Project-Commercial - South Wales LABC Cymru Building Excellence Awards
T Alwyn Lloyd Memorial Medal - Gold Medal for Architecture at The National Eisteddfod of Wales
TYPE OF WORK:New Build
St Paul’s Way Trust (Tower Hamlets )
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The school was officially opened by the Right Honourable Carwyn Jones, AM, First Minister and the Most Reverend Archbishop George Stack.
This £20 million project comprises the build of a state-of-the-art high school for 750 pupils along with sports facilities for joint use by the school and the local community.
Built on three levels, the school includes a large atrium with feature staircase and seating to provide additional space to the main hall. The changing facilities serving the sports area are built on a 2.5 degree slope to follow the profile of the land, with the doors exiting onto a level platform.
With the use of design and sustainable construction techniques, including state-of-the-art energy saving and low carbon technologies which helped in achieving BREEAM Excellent status, this is an exceptional, inspiring and exciting building that fits seamlessly into the wider community, delivering a learning environment and community leisure facility that creates a clear identity for the school.
Funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and local authority education fund, this is a flagship project for the school and the local authority, and provides a landmark building and centerpiece for the community.