Ysgol Bae Baglan

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Key facts & Challenges

Ysgol Bae Baglan is a landmark project for the Welsh education sector. The single biggest investment in schooling infrastructure in Neath Port Talbot's history, the £40 million project has created a new 'through school' - a unique education model providing seamless schooling from ages three to 16.  It combines four existing schools - three secondary, one primary to house up to 1,500 pupils.
Working closely with the main contractor, Bouygues UK, drylining contractor Richard Kemble Contracts, and the project architect, Stride Treglown, Siniat developed a bespoke, high performance drylining system that would meet the school's unique needs and provide the best technical solutions for the build.

Installation phase

In addition to replacing four existing schools, Ysgol Bae Baglan will be an important community asset and will need to cope with extremely high levels of traffic. With this in mind, Stride Treglown designed a double height lobby and atrium areas the help manage the flow of people through the facility while stile creating an open, inviting environment. In some cases, these areas are over 8 metres high. Standard gauge studs cannot safely span this height and provide the stability needed for partition framing systems. The solution to the came in the form of Siniat metal stud partition system featuring 124mm wide, 1.2mm gauge C studs.

Siniat and Ysgol Bae Baglan School Construction Project

Siniat Ysgol Bae Baglan School Construction in progress

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