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Ysgol Glan Clwyd building contract
Nick Frame - October 14, 2015

Denbighshire’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a construction contract for Ysgol Glan Clwyd which will include a new extension, partial demolition of exiting, as well as remodelling and refurbishment of retained buildings.

Willmott Dixon Construction was  selected following a competitive tendering process via the North Wales Construction Framework.

The company has now submitted their contractor proposals for the project and the Council’s Cabinet has award the construction contract to them.  Subject to final assessments it is anticipated that the Council will formally award the contract in late October.

The project budget for the Ysgol Glan Clwyd project is £15.9 million, with the funding split between Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government.

The redevelopment of the School will see the creation of a new three storey extension linked to the existing buildings that will provide accommodation for Science, Technology, English, Welsh and Maths as well as a conjoined triple height space for dining, assemblies and other group activities. Some of the existing accommodation of poor condition at the School will be demolished whilst the retained buildings will be remodelled, refurbished and refreshed. As part of these works a new main school entrance will be created along with new staff and pupil entrances. The refurbished buildings will provide accommodation for Art, Music & Drama and Humanities as well as dedicated sixth form areas, administration and staff areas. External areas of the site will be landscaped to provide increased grass pitch provision, hard formal and informal areas along with improvements to on-site traffic arrangements.

The new works will also result in a new dedicated entrance and reception for Denbighshire’s Leisure and Youth teams on the site, enabling those services and the school to operate independently during school hours.  As part of these works, a new fitness studio and multi-use space would will be created.

Councillor Eryl Williams, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, said:

“This is a key project that forms part of the 21st Century Schools programme, as well as the Council’s Corporate Plan. Our aim is to improve performance in education and the quality of our buildings, making sure they are fit for purpose for modern day education. The progression of this project is also a key objective of the Council’s Welsh in Education Strategic Plan and will compliment recent investment in Welsh Medium primary places to ensure that we meet the growing need for Welsh Education in the North of the County.

We have consulted widely with the school, pupils, parents and the local community and have taken their comments into consideration throughout the process of planning this major development for the school.”