Archbishop McGrath High School
The new £20 Million Archbishop McGrath Catholic School in Brackla, Bridgend opened its doors in September 2011. The new school accommodates 750 students and features a large atrium entrance with seating to provide additional capacity for the main hall, as well as a leisure centre and sports facilities which will be available for use by the Brackla community. Belived to be the first school of its type to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating under the 2008 guidelines, Archbishop McGrath includes state-of-the-art energy saving and low carbon technologies.
Comcen were awarded the contract to supply and install forty five interactive display systems during the summer months ready for completion in September. Using our CSCS accreditations, comcen’s engineers were able to work closely with Leadbitter during the building phase, arranging an installation timeframe that was convenient for both parties.
Comcen arranged for training on the new equipment for all staff members to ensure they had the basic skills required to operate the brand new devices. The installations were completed on time allowing the school to start the first term of the new school with the minimum fuss.
Rev Dr Philip Manghan said: “Moving into our new school has been a fantastic experience. The design and standard of workmanship is exceptional, and I can’t wait to welcome the students into this exciting and inspirational building. We are very proud of what we have achieved with Leadbitter, the archdiocese of Cardiff, the Welsh Government, Bridgend County Borough Council and the project team. The new school allows us to build on our record academic achievements this year and provide one of the best teaching environments in Wales.”