The contract has been awarded by Powys County Council through the Powys, Ceredigion and Gwynedd local authority framework,
The new schools are:
- Ysgol Bro Tawe in Glanrhyd,
- Ysgol Golwg y Cwm in Ystradgynlais
- Ysgol y Cribarth in Abercrave,
- Ysgol Gymraeg Dyffryn y Glowr in Cwmtwrch Isaf.
The first three are scheduled to complete in August 2012; the fourth in January 2013.
The single-storey Ysgol Gymraeg Dyffryn y Glowr is being built on the grounds of Cwm Wanderers’ football clubhouse. To make way for the new educational facilities, Willmott Dixon has constructed a new clubhouse with playing fields in Lower Cwmtwrch, with the clubhouse now open and the playing fields to follow.
Willmott Dixon is using timber frames for the schools and it is expected they will all achieve a BREEAM rating of excellent.
Neal Stephens, managing director of Willmott Dixon in Wales, said: “This is a significant project for us to be involved with and one which has involved a great deal of advanced planning and continued communication with all parties. Ensuring that the transition period is as efficient and transparent for pupils, staff and the local community will continue to be a focus for us.”
Willmott Dixon is also working closely with pupils and teaching staff across Powys to provide insight into the construction process, donating equipment and materials, and launching educational projects and initiatives designed to benefit of the local community.