Denbighshire County Council’s Planning Committee have today granted planning permission for a new shared school site in Ruthin. The £10.5million investment will see Rhos Street School and Ysgol Pen Barras relocate to modern, fit for purpose facilities in 2017. The project has been match funded by the Welsh Government as part of their 21st Century Schools Programme.
Cllr Eryl Williams said “This is an important milestone for the future of education in the Ruthin area, approval at the planning stage is the last major hurdle so it is now full steam ahead for work to begin at the site. It is an exciting time for both schools, we would like to thank them and their communities for their contributions towards the development of this project.”
Head of Education and Children’s Services, Karen Evans commented “We are delighted that planning approval has been granted today. We are committed to providing the best educational facilities for our pupils in Denbighshire. Our continued investment in our schools is testament to this and it will ensure that educational excellence is supported both now and in the future.”
Chris Wynne, Managing Director of Wynne Construction said: “We are delighted to have secured another contract under the North Wales Construction Framework and to be working again with Denbighshire County Council on this design and build project.
“We have a successful working relationship with Denbighshire having previously completed Ysgol Brynhyfryd and Borthyn Primary School in Ruthin. We look forward to delivering the project along with our locally-based supply chain and to demonstrate our commitment to the local community through a range of community benefits and initiatives. The school will be build utilising the latest BIM level 2 technology.”
Work is scheduled to begin on the site within the coming weeks. Make sure you check back with us for updates or sign up to the blog to receive new post notifications.