Holywell Learning Campus

Flinshire County Council’s brief included a funding requirement to achieve BREEAM Excellent as well as BIM Level 2. These aspirations required Galliford Try to commit time, expertise and resources to ensuring BREEAM and BIM were integrated throughout the project and our collaborative approach ensured that the client and key stakeholders were kept informed throughout the project.

The project included the demolition of the old Holywell High School, with removal of asbestos, requiring detailed investigation, testing and a planned removal programmed.

The profile of the site includes level differences of 34m, which necessitated detailed planning to deliver a final site design on multiple ground levels. The volume of demolition waste from the old high school was significant, and required consideration to ensure maximum reuse of soil and demolition waste. The original plan was to remove all spoil from site.

The NWCF target of 70% supply chain spend within a 30 mile radius of the project posed an initial challenge. Given the coastal location of the Holywell site, with limited land area within 30 miles, raising significant challenges in identifying SME’s and specialist subcontractors. This was discussed with the client and NWCF very early in second stage tender process, and we ran a meet the buyer event alongside early supply chain engagement and market research.

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