Barry Waterfront School shortlisted for Project of the Year

Topic Awards

Date 07 May 2024

The Barry Waterfront school project, constructed by Galliford Try's Building West Midlands and South West business, has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Project of the Year – Schools’ category at the Education Building Wales Awards.

In collaboration with the Welsh Government's Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, Barry Waterfront School, officially known as Ysgol Gymraeg St Baruc, is a low carbon Welsh-medium primary school located in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan established to meet the growing demand from parents opting for Welsh language-based education for their children.

The state-of-the-art school features a series of low carbon features, including solar panels, onsite battery storage, air source heat pumps, underfloor heating and electric vehicle charging points. In addition to sports amenities such as multi-use games areas and grass pitches, all amenities will be accessible to the local community, as well as habitat areas for the promotion of wildlife.

Claire Jackson, Education Director for Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to see Ysgol Gymraeg St Baruc being recognised for this award, as the development of the school marks a step forward in enhancing the educational experience for local children.”

The winners will be announced on the 25 June at the Hilton Cardiff in Wales.