Rugby Club and Community Facility, Ferndale

Client name: Rhondda Life

Client overview: Rhondda Life was founded by three organisations: Blaenllechau Community Regeneration, Ferndale Rugby Club and Cor Meibion Morlais.

Brief description of the scheme: The new building which was built on the site of the former Salisbury Hotel in Ferndale has been constructed as a community facility for Rhondda Life and also doubles as the clubhouse for Ferndale RFC. The building contains three function rooms and three bar areas.

More information: A pre-demolition assessment of the existing Salisbury Hotel was carried out to define what existing materials could be reused or recycled to minimise waste to landfill. 80% of the existing building materials were reused/recycled.

The project which was constructed under a JCT 2005 Design and Build contract was completed in 32 weeks 2012 and went on to win a RICS Awards Wales; Winner ‘Project of the Year’.