Project Overview

Design and construction of the first Passivhaus through school of its kind, delivering education for children aged 3-18.

We have designed the school with our Patrwm 21 partners, Architype and WSP to achieve Passivhaus accreditation, meaning the school will have exceptional levels of airtightness and significantly reduced energy demands.

The building will incorporate three early years’ class bases and ancillaries, with a primary school capacity of 210 pupils. The secondary capacity will be 380, including sixth form provision.

Construction will take place on the playing fields of the existing Ysgol Bro Hyddgen secondary campus in Machynlleth, with the old building being demolished to make room for a new car park and sporting facilities.

The new school is scheduled to open in September 2020.

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Powys County Council



Project Value

£21.5m approx.

Contract Period