It is the biggest ever building commissioned by Ceredigion County Council, and will enable the merger of five schools onto a single site: Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi, Aberbanc, Coedybryn, Llandysul, and Pontsian. It will be the county’s second ‘all-through’ school, taking children from infants to sixth form.
The build involves the construction of a new two storey 11,200m2 facility to accommodate 1,000 primary and secondary school pupils. It is scheduled to be completed for the 2016/17 academic year.
Neal Stephens, managing director at Willmott Dixon in Wales, said: “Since the Welsh Government released the 21st Century Schools programme, we are seeing a radically different approach to education provision in Llandysul that is being mirrored across Wales. Schools are leaning towards a more open plan, ‘all through’ school provision for students.
“The design of the school has incorporated many sustainable solutions. We will be installing photo voltaic panels to use the sunlight to generate heat and light to help create an energy self-sufficient school. By integrating five schools onto one site, this new educational facility will also create huge efficiencies in comparison to the current arrangement.”