Project update from the construction site of the new schools for Rhos Street school and Ysgol Pen Barras

Here are some progress photos for from our latest visit  to the Glasdir site. The  structure of the building is now starting to take shape!

This project is being funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government as part of its 21st Century Schools and Education programme.

Steel frame is erected on the Glasdir site

Construction of the steel frame on site for a brand new development Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street School at Glasdir, Ruthin has started.

This project is being funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government as part of its 21st Century Schools and Education program.

The first frame erected is the new hall for Rhos Street School and it signifies an important milestone in the project. Over recent weeks, work on the foundations has continued with ground works forming an earth bund that will accommodate a footway to connect the new schools and the adjoining road.

Over the coming weeks the new buildings will appear and it will be possible to see how the new structure will look. More updates will appear on this blog.

Look at the pictures below to see how things are coming along:

Work continues to be progressed on the refurbishment of the existing buildings to be retained at Ysgol Glan Clwyd

Work continues to be progressed on the refurbishment of the existing buildings to be retained at Ysgol Glan Clwyd. This work is part of the overall project which is jointly funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme.

The contractors Willmott Dixon are currently undertaking refurbishment of the old Victorian block and the Oriel block at the school.  Part of this work includes improving connectivity and a new first floor corridor between the two is presently being installed.

Prestatyn student building career in the construction industry

A student has been building a career in the construction industry after an inspirational school visit.

Former Ysgol Glan Clwyd pupil Morgan Davies visited steel fabricators Evadx as part of a series of educational trips ahead of the school’s £16million extension, which was completed earlier this year.

The extension was jointly funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools Programme with Willmott Dixon being appointed through the North Wales Construction Framework (NWCF).

So far 85% of the £16m procurement spend has been with firms within a 30-mile radius of the school.

The visits are part of a wider collaboration programme between local authorities and contractor partners across North Wales to promote the construction industry as a career.

During his visit to Evadx, Morgan, of Prestatyn, asked to be considered for work experience at the Kinmel Bay firm and was then offered an apprenticeship in the drawing office team, creating 3d steel models using architect and engineer’s drawings.

Morgan

Morgan, aged 17, said: “During the visit it was great to meet the friendly office staff. Computer aided design (CAD) really interested me along with my existing interest in engineering.

“I’ve always been a very creative person, since a young age I have had a knack for drawing, this creativity lead to me being interested in how things are made.

“I studied engineering at GCSE and have been heavily interested in CAD. This combination of an interest in engineering, creativity, and love for CAD was exactly what Evadx was offering me.

“My family are all very proud. Although I did well in my GCSEs, I have always been a challenging student, especially in school.

“Taking up the post is one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

Beth Griffin, operations director at Evadx, one of the sub-contractors appointed to work on the school extension, said: “It’s important for young people to see for themselves the modern workplace and we’re always keen to welcome students into our factory.

“Morgan completed his work experience and it was clearly evident this was the career path he wanted to follow.”

Morgan is now working towards a range of qualifications and spends some of his time training at Stafford College.

Denbighshire has produced new guidance for businesses, available on its website, to make it easier to be a part of the procurement process and businesses can register online to receive automatic updates when contracts are up for tender.

For more information about procurement visit https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/business/selling-to-the-council/how-to-sell-to-the-council.aspx

Work progressing on the site of the new schools buildings for Rhos Street School and Ysgol Pen Barras

Work is progressing at the site of the brand new development for Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street School in Glasdir, Ruthin.  Over the past few weeks the task of bringing fill material on to the construction site and vibro-piling works have been completed.

This has enabled work to start on the excavation of foundation trenches and concrete has already started to be poured on site. This work will continue over the coming weeks.

In the next stage of the project internal drainage will be installed along with blockwork and steel columns as part of the work to complete the foundations. The structure above ground will start to emerge during May.

This project is being funded jointly by Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government through the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.

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Visit to Ysgol Glan Clwyd

The half term break for pupils provided the perfect opportunity for Councillors and Officers together with the local Assembly Member to inspect the new build element of the Ysgol Glan Clwyd project and all were delighted to see the progress made.

The project has been co-funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government as part of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme

A group of local residents were also invited to inspect the works which have been progressed on their doorstep.

The new building was occupied by the school from the start of January and the pupils and staff are now very much at home in the new facilities.

Work is continuing on the first phase of demolition and refurbishment which will enable the school to move into the refurbished elements during May.

The final phase of demolition will take place during the summer with the project scheduled for completion in the autumn.

Groundworks taking shape on the new schools site

Work has been moving ahead at the site of the brand new development for Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street School in Glasdir, Ruthin. Over the past few weeks groundworks have been continuing with fill material being brought on to the site to raise the ground level to complete the plateau for the new buildings.

In the next stage of the project, piles will be installed as part of the work to create the foundation for the buildings.

This project is being funded jointly by Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government through the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.

 

Take a look at the photos below to see how things are progressing: