Ysgol Y Deri is the largest special school in the UK and is home to 330 pupils. Following national recognition and success, admissions have been rising year on year and while the school
await an additional new build, there was an urgent requirement for increased classroom provision for the September 2022 term. Vale of Glamorgan Council approached McAvoy in mid-June 2022 with the task of providing a premium quality temporary teaching space on a turn-key basis in time for the September 2022 term.
The Offsite Solution
Within one week of receiving the enquiry, McAvoy had surveyed the site and provided full confirmed costs with a commitment to meeting the time critical dates. Following appointment as principal contractor, McAvoy designed, built, and handed over the new SmartClass facility in readiness for the September term in less than 11 weeks from instruction and less than 5 weeks on site.
As part of our turnkey solution McAvoy supplied a site survey, foundations, service connections, car park alterations and a Part-M compliant access ramp.
Our SmartClass range features LED lighting with motion sensors, a state of the art climate control system and enhanced thermal fabric perfomance as standard.
The SmartClass modular building features an entrance lobby with cloakroom area, accessible WC & two individual pupil toilets with IPS, as well as two 62m2 classrooms with wetplay areas and dedicated storage rooms.
Our SmartClass modular building options are ideal for classrooms, classroom blocks, nurseries, or admin buildings. They have been meticulously designed and created for the education sector – and can be configured to meet the requirements of the ever-evolving education sector in terms of whole-life costs, sustainability, flexibility, and overall quality.
Our SmartClass range, which incorporates the very latest in technology-led design, boasts superior thermal performance, enhanced air tightness and U values that exceed current performance requirements. With a 90-minute plus fire rating floor to floor and a 60-minute plus fire rating inside to outside, complemented by A2 non-combustible cladding, insulation, and roofing, every SmartClass building is industry-leading. For added design versatility they come in three compatible and interchangeable module sizes and offer a stackable configuration of up to three storeys.