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First Passivhaus School in Wales granted planning permission

Architype’s plans have been approved for a new £3.8 million Passivhaus school in Burry Port, Wales. The development is part of Carmarthenshire council's ambitious modernising educational programme, which will see £127 million spent on schools over the next few years.

Set to become the first Welsh Passivhaus and brettstapel school buildings in Wales, using local Welsh timber, the development unites the town’s infant and junior schools, accommodating a total of 210 pupils and a 30-space nursery class on the existing Elkington Road site. The proposal includes:


  • 4 new classrooms
  • 2 further teaching spaces
  • Staff and meeting room
  • Sanitary facilities.
  • Sensory garden


The infants' section will take the form of two wings, each with central zones connecting two classrooms to the first floor.

A proposed separate elliptical ‘pod’ building of 100sqm, will act as an inspired multifunctional space for pupils


The pupils, staff and governors are absolutely delighted at the improvements being made to our school and at the prospect of being part of the first Passivhaus School in WalesAlison Williams - Burry Port head teacher

Local contractors, WRW are due to start on site in summer 2014; expected project completion is Autumn 2015.

6th June 2014

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