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Michael Sobell Sports Centre and School, Aberdare

Education, Healthcare and Hospitality category

The design and construction of a world-class, acoustically excellent mixed use education and leisure development comprising of a new secondary school, caretaker lodge, sport and leisure centre with an athletics track and stadium, multi-use games courts, skate park, public playground and landscaping works. Designers worked closely with the community through a wide-scale consultation process to ensure the proposals for the plan meets the expectations of everyone involved.

Michael Sobell Sports Centre and School, Aberdare – Education, Healthcare and Hospitality category

This £35 million development required a high level of technical input from British Gypsum to provide detailed solutions to meet specification. British Gypsum provided support on site to Laing O'Rourke, Atkins Global (Architect) and Optimum Drywall Systems (installer) with bespoke detailing throughout the build using GypWall EXTREME. The detailing to the music and recording rooms was a particular challenge where GypWall QUIET IWL systems were used.

The British Gypsum Major Customer Project team provided 44 hours of time via a dedicated CAD drawing operator. In total 71 bespoke details were drawn. The project was complete in May 2015.

Client: Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council / Main Contractor: Laing O’Rouke, Optimum Drywall Systems Ltd / Architect: Atkins Global

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Michael Sobell Sports Centre and School, Aberdare – Education, Healthcare and Hospitality category

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