READ Construction

Bodnant Community School

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Project name: Bodnant Community School

Location: Denbighshire

Contract: JCT

Value: £2,950,000

Duration: 70 weeks


Extension and refurbishment of Bodnant Primary School, to increase capacity to 420 full time pupils and up to 60 part time nursery pupils. Engaging with local suppliers and community groups, Read generated maximum added value from the development.

RESPONSIVE – This live project involves a new build extension to the school and refurbishment and remodelling of existing areas to improve the learning environment in line with modern 21C schools programme.

SUSTAINABLE – Traditional construction of strip foundations, steel frame with part external cladding and part masonry walls has been brought up to date with the inclusion of high recycled content products to deliver the sustainable sourcing and minimal raw material extraction requirements of modern construction and the BREEAM requirement for the scheme.

VALUE – Throughout the scheme read hosted several events for local groups including meet the buyer event, site tours, beam, signing and “”topping out”” ceremony and eco talks.


Read Construction believe is important to benefit both the Client by delivering a quality project, but also the local community and areas surrounding the project. This enables the local community to actively engage with the project throughout the building work and be a part of the process.

Read’s Community Benefits Plan addresses ‘Sustainable Procurement’ Environmentally, Socially and Economically. Read will deliver value for money on in terms of generating benefits to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

What was said ...
  • Carwyn Edwards - Project Manager, Denbighshire County Council

    Read Construction have now successfully completed the extension of Bodnant Community School. Our overall experience of working with Read Construction has been first class. The project team demonstrated a proactive approach which enabled the successful delivery of a quality end product. During the construction phase the proactive approach adopted by Read Construction was showcased through the excellent cooperation with the project team and their interaction with the school and community.

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