Penarth Learning Community wins two Constructing Excellence awards


Published 25 June 2015


The Penarth Learning Community has been named the Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2015.


The project was also named the winner in the Integration and Collaborative Working category.


Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Schools, said: “Since we began work on this project in 2012 it has gone from strength to strength. From initially gaining planning permission, to being named Project of the Year, it has been a massive success, and I am very proud to have seen it through from beginning to end. It will provide a first-class, inclusive facility for children for generations to come, and will stand as a testament to the hard work of all those in the Council who made it happen.”


Held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport on Friday 12th June, the awards celebrated some of the best building projects in Wales and all that is great about Welsh construction.


The Penarth Learning Community integrates St Cyres, an 11 to 18 mainstream secondary school, and Ysgol Y Deri, an amalgamation of three 3 to 19 special educational needs schools, on the same site.


In 2015 the project has been shortlisted for ten award schemes, winning four of them, and as a result of its latest success will be entered into the national Constructing Excellence awards on the 23rd October 2015.