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John Frost School, Newport

Contract Value: £2 million 

Main Contractor: BAM Construction

Client: Newport City Council

F P Hurley secured the contract to provide the £2 million mechanical services for the transformation of existing Dyffryn High School in Newport, which underwent a rebrand as part of the scheme and is now known as John Frost School. The project saw the formation of a brand-new Welsh school – Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed, which is Newport’s first Welsh language secondary school, as well as a new teaching block for the existing English medium school. The existing school was also extensively refurbished throughout.

An Extensive Scheme Delivered Ahead of Time

We delivered mechanical services for both the refurbishment and newbuild elements of the development, and achieved careful phasing of the works to minimise disruption to the existing school. The project comprised of over 30 phases, with sectional handovers designed to allow the existing English school to remain operational throughout the works. We carried out a full refurbishment of the existing teaching blocks, adapting and modifying existing services to provide state-of-the-art facilities that will allow pupils to thrive. The project went on to be shortlisted in the prestigious Education Buildings Wales Awards in 2019, in both 'Innovation in Delivering Value' and 'Project of the Year' categories.

Our scope of services included:

• LTHW Heating
• Natural Ventilation
• Boosted Cold Water
• Domestic Hot Water System
• Gas Services (to science and food technology classrooms)
• Air Conditioning
• Sprinkler System
• Dry Risers
• Above Ground Drainage
• Undercroft Cast Iron Drainage
• BMS Controls