CAM Extension, Coleg Menai

About the building

The CAM (Canolfan Arloesi Menai) Extension on the Coleg Menai’s Anglesey campus provides facilities for further education in the skills required for students to work in the energy sector. These include the welding and steel fabrication skills that are needed for nuclear decommissioning at the nearby Wylfa Power Station.

The development includes café and seminar rooms that will also act as shared space for other College users. It is a high performing building, with a number of low zero carbon solutions on site to reduce emissions.

In achieving its funding requirement to gain a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, the building has also met the College’s requirements for an innovative, sustainable building.

Further information

Key facts

  • BREEAM rating: Excellent
  • Score: 74.65%
  • Size: 183m2
  • Stage: Post Construction Review
  • BREEAM version: BREEAM Further Education 2008

Key sustainability features

The features that have helped the development to achieve a high BREEAM score include:

  • Solar hot water panels on the roof of the adjacent building, which also supply the Extension’s hot water demands.
  • Two ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) that provide additional power to the Extension and to the adjacent main College building.
  • A reduction of 24% in CO2 emissions and an A-rated EPC.
  • Improved site ecology including the planting of new species.
  • Rainwater harvesting tanks that meet at least 50% of the total predicted toilet and urinal flushing demand for the defined period of collection.
  • High CCS score of 35.5.

Project team

  • Client: Coleg Menai
  • Architect: Lend Lease design
  • Contractor: Anwyl Construction Company Ltd
  • Assessor: RSK Group plc


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