Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen

Our products have helped Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen become the first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rated high school of its kind in the UK.

The Project

Co-funded by the Welsh Assembly and Bridgend County Borough Council, the £34 million school combines state-of-the-art teaching and community facilities.

Thanks to a forward thinking approach, architects Scott Brownrigg were given greater freedom to prioritise whole life cost savings over construction expenditure.

As a result, the building was awarded the 2013 UK BREEAM Education Award.

Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board and Thermaroof TR26 LPC/FM
Scott Brownrigg
Leadbitter, a Bouygues UK company
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2013 UK BREEAM Education Award

Limiting heat loss was a key requirement in the design and to insulate the rainscreen sections of the building façade, 817 m² of Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was specified.

To insulate the roof space of the school, a further 368 m² of Kingspan Thermaroof TR26 LPC/FM was installed. The high performance product is fully compatible with most mechanically fixed waterproofing systems and helped achieved a final roof U-value of 0.19 W/m²·K.

The Kingspan Insulation products allowed us to achieve the required level of thermal performance, and their Green Guide A+ ratings also contributed towards the award of the Embodied Impact BREEAM credit.

Jon James - Director, Scott Brownrigg
Construction on the 30-acre campus was overseen by Leadbitter, a Bouygues UK company, and in addition to the 1,570-capacity school the site also provides a café, multi-agency hub and childcare units for the local community.

Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen in Bridgend also picked up the coveted Project of the Year accolade at last year’s Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) Awards. Highly energy efficient, the scheme can serve the school, nearby existing swimming pool and residences, with surplus electricity fed into the National Grid.

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