Willmott Dixon has landed a £7.1 million schools deal under the South East Wales Schools Capital Working Group framework.
The new school Abercynon Primary School in Rhondda Cynon Taff will also include a new library and an adjoining community facility to support adult learning and youth services.
The project will be the first Welsh deal under which Willmott Dixon will use BIM to create a 3D model incorporating full design and technical details from the architect, subcontractors, M&E and structural engineers to detect discrepancies and identify any issues before and during the construction process.
The contractor’s Welsh managing director Neal Stephens said: “The BIM process will radically transform the way we do business; increasing efficiency and creating a more collaborative approach to projects from start to finish. It is an efficient and effective tool which will deliver cost, time and resource savings to benefit all parties involved.”
Cllr Eudine Hanagan, cabinet member for education, skills and learning at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “This is a significant investment in the community of Abercynon, creating a modern, inspiring new school for pupils that will meet exceptional design and sustainability standards.
“The cost of building the school is £7.1m, but the overall investment for this community as a result of this project is £11.5m. It forms part of the Council’s substantial programme of improving school facilities for our children and young people.”