Full steam ahead for new £10.5million school development at Glasdir

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.




Watch ….. Ysgol Glan Clwyd Time lapse Videos

Willmott Dixon have released time lapse footage showcasing construction of the new teaching accommodation at Ysgol Glan Clwyd.

The footage, captures the process of the bulk muck shift, the laying of the foundations, the erection of the steel frame structure, and the sealing of the building, with the completion of the roof, installation of the windows and the start of the brickwork.

You can view the time lapse footage here:

The £15.9 million development will extend and improve the school site, to accommodate an increase in demand for spaces, as well as providing new, modern facilities. The development is being funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through the 21st Century Schools programme.

Willmott Dixon, the contractors of the development, started construction on site in November 2015. The new extension, which is phase one of the project will be complete in early 2017. Phase two will see the refurbishment of the existing school buildings with the completion set for September 2017.


End of an era for infants at Bodnant Community School

Wednesday the 20th of July 2016 marked the last day for Bodnant Community School infant pupils on the Marine Road site in Prestatyn. The completion of the £3.4m extension and refurbishment project allows the infants to join junior pupils on same site in September.

In keeping with tradition, this historical occasion was commemorated with pupils, staff and parents walking from the infants’ site on Marine Road down the High Street to the completed extension of Bodnant Community School on Nant Hall Road.

The extension has 7 new classrooms, a hall, community room, a new reception and offices.  There is also a new staff and visitors car park which can be accessed from Ffordd Parc Bodnant. It has been funded jointly by Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.

Bodnant Community School

The finishing touches are being put to the £3.4m extension and refurbishment project for Bodnant Community school in Prestatyn. The infant section currently on Marine Road will be moving in over the next few weeks and will be ready for the return of the pupils after the summer holidays. Please click on the video below to see how the building has progressed.  The project is being funded jointly by Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.