When specifiers are looking to cut construction costs and site development times, whilst still delivering buildings that are as attractive and robust as those that are traditionally built, modular systems make great sense. When Hendreforgan Primary School in Gilfach Goch, South Wales, needed to extend their facilities in a way that was sympathetic to their original 90 years-old building, a modular solution from Wernick was chosen.
Managing every aspect of the project, Wernick supplied the school with a 1,000 square metres building finished with a traditional brick skin and finished with a slate truss roof. The new building was joined to the existing structure by a ramped link-way.
As well as a large multi-purpose hall and three spacious teaching and activity areas, the extension also had room for a commercial kitchen plus a covered play area outside the classrooms.
Pleased with the end result, Headteacher Peter Morgan said of the new building, “Not only has it given us considerably extended state of the art teaching areas, with more space than most new developments would have, but in the present educational climate it has also attracted custom”. He added: “…it looks good so it’s a selling point – the children love it and so do the teaching staff, but most importantly local parents are pleased to send their children here.”
it looks good so it’s a selling point – the children love it and so do the teaching staff, but most importantly local parents are pleased to send their children here.