Ysgol Bae Baglan

Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Eligibility period
Recent achievement (2012-2021)
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Gypsum product manufacturer
Stride Treglown
Bouygues UK
Other partners
Richard Kemble Contracts (Sub Contractor)
Project start/Completion date
Circa 2015/2016

Ysgol Bae Baglan is a landmark project for the Welsh education sector. The single biggest investment in schooling infrastructure in Neath Port Talbot’s history, the £40 million project has created a new ‘through school’ – a unique education model providing seamless schooling from ages 3 to 16. It combines four existing schools – three secondary, one primary to house up to 1,500 pupils. Working closely with the main contractor, Bouygues UK, drylining contractor Richard Kemble Contracts, and the project architect, Stride Treglown, Siniat developed a bespoke, high performance drylining system that would meet the school’s unique needs and provide the best technical solutions for the build, along with supplying Weather Defence for the external sheathing.

What key aspect(s) of the New European Bauhaus initiative does the project fit best with?

How does the project contribute to these aspects?

The use of GTEC weather defence board the project benefitted from not needing a breather membrane. It also benefitted from the faster installation time compared to other traditional sheathing boards.