Construction cost: £40,000,000
Site: Western Avenue playing fields adjacent to Seaway Parade, Sandfields
Floor area: 11,390m²
The school will be at the heart of the local community: giving the community access to sports facilities and other areas in the building for academic and vocational purposes, as well as performance spaces, meeting rooms, conference and recreation facilities.
Currently under construction with Bouygues as the main Design Build contractor, the building sits on a very flat and exposed site due to its proximity to the Bristol Channel. Stride Treglown developed a design that responds to the former rolling sand dunes and surrounding hills; the roof of the building rises and falls as the storey heights change, reflective of the sloping roofs of traditional Welsh valleys terraced housing as they ‘climb’ local hills.