Bryn Melyn Care
Modular Classroom Complex in Shropshire – Bryn Melyn Care
Bryn Melyn Care Limited (BMC) is a leading provider of therapeutic residential care, independent education and integrated clinical services for children and young adults with multiple and complex needs. Having undertaken much internal restructuring and embarking on an extensive recruitment drive, an urgent need to extend BMC’s vocational training site in rural Shropshire was sort to develop much needed accommodation whilst providing the educational provision all on one site.
Bob Yetses, CEO of Bryn Melyn Care and an inspirational figure in the early development of the scheme chose Midlands Portable Buildings Ltd not only for the competitiveness of our quotation but how we understood the individual requirement to provide a functional and efficient solution within budget but more importantly, delivered and sited within a very tight time-frame.
Once appointed, MPB LTD prepared and submitted a successful planning application. As with most applications in rural surroundings this was not without its problems. Some of the queries raised during the determination period were both ecology and environment based. Drawing upon our vast industry experience we were able to either address them through consultation or implement the changes required whilst on site. All planning conditions were dealt with to the full satisfaction of the local planning officer.
Having started work preparing the ground on site ten days previously, BMC staff and pupils left for the summer break on August 5th . The School opted for a shortened holiday period of four weeks leaving a very challenging timescale in which to deliver a fully functional building, handed over ready for use.
August 10th and 11th saw twelve individual modules arrive on site through tight access, narrow country lanes.
Very much in keeping with the environmentally friendly nature of used modular buildings, nine of the twelve modular bays were transported from North Devon two days previously. Two weeks earlier these nine bays were still being used as office support accommodation at a busy community college in Chulmleigh.
Following another successful installation, work stepped up on re-configuring the internal layout providing a variety of individual classrooms, science rooms a dedicated assembly hall / activity room and new toilet facilities.
MPB staff and sub contract labour worked tirelessly during the following four-week period to provide a bright, vibrant, welcoming environment to further help these dis-advantaged youngsters achieve their goals and ambitions. Official handover of the completed project was achieved on 5th September in preparation for the new term to begin.
The Directors of Midlands Portable Buildings would like to extend their thanks to everyone who participated in the project who worked long arduous hours in order to achieve final completion. Special thanks to the maintenance team at Bryn Melyn headed by Tracey Hussaney for their help and support throughout.