Dan y Coed is one of Orbis’ most recent developments, a £5 million state-of-the-art school and residential facility for children and young people with complex needs associated with autism. The newly refurbished school, which completes the first phase of the development, is now open in the main house and offers specialist education placements to children and young people between the ages of 5 and 19 with Autistic Spectrum Condition and complex needs associated with ASC. Phase 2, the new build residential accommodation, is progressing well on-site and is expected to be completed for occupation in early Spring 2019.
RPA are acting for Orbis as project managers, employer’s agent, quantity surveyors and CDM principal designers on this development. The architects on the scheme are Austin-Smith:Lord and Andrew Scott Ltd are the building contractors.
RPA Director Nick Soady comments “We are delighted to be working on this fantastic education project as well as on a significant number of other Orbis education and residential projects. The whole ethos of the company revolves around delivering exemplary care and support for children and adults who have a formal diagnosis of autism and we are very proud to be associated with such a well-respected care provider.”
Mike Currier, Chief Executive of Orbis adds “During the last couple of years, RPA have become our go-to project managers and cost consultants, and have been involved in the Dan y Coed scheme since its inception. We cannot thank them enough, as we have relied on them to assist us in establishing the project brief, assembling the design and construction team, and managing the process to very stringent time, cost and quality requirements.”