Clarkson Alliance has played an instrumental role working closely with Swansea Council in securing the go-ahead for major improvements at Cefn Hengoed Community School.  The improvements are set to make significant impact on the school and the local community that uses its facilities.

The planned development of the school and community facilities, is being funded by Swansea Council and the Welsh Government, with a £750,000 grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation with support from the Swansea City Foundation. Further contributions were made by Sport Wales, plus Freedom Leisure which manages the leisure centre on behalf of the council.

The project will include a 3G indoor pitch, a new fitness suite, a café, flexible studio, changing rooms, new access, parking and outdoor spaces. With additional improvements to existing school facilities and introduced segregation; the redevelopment provides a welcome opportunity for the school, leisure centre and partners to benefit for greater access to improved facilities.

Navigating unique challenges in this coal mining area, Clarkson Alliance has been working closely with all parties including Cefn Hengoed Community School, Swansea City Foundation and Freedom Leisure, to ensure the project has got underway.

‘It’s fair to say, this project has taken longer to reach this stage than initially envisaged due to the complexities encountered during the due diligence phase. We’re delighted that the perseverance has paid off.  And look forward to delivering the project on site.’

Mark Plenty, Director of Project Management, Clarkson Alliance.

‘We are extremely pleased to finally get the construction of this scheme underway. Overcoming a number of challenges, Clarkson Alliance have supported the council and wider project team throughout this project, which we believe will make significant difference in improving the health, wellbeing and educational and community facilities for school pupils, the local community, sports clubs and key stakeholders in the wider Swansea area’.

Jamie Rewbridge, Communities Project Officer, Swansea