Work starts on new £4.1million school for Five Roads
Work has started on a new £4.1million building project to replace Ysgol Pum Heol in Five Roads.
It is being built on land adjacent to the existing site and will cater for 120 pupils aged between 4 and 11, with an additional 30 nursery places, helping to meet the demand for Welsh language education in the area.
It will provide state-of-the-art facilities and accommodation for children and staff, and also includes a multi-use games area that can be shared with the community, as well as off-road parking for staff and visitors and a drop-off area for parents.
The project is being delivered as part of the council’s Modernising Education Programme and is jointly funded by Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools initiative.
The building has been designed by the council’s own architects with the works being carried out by TRJ Ltd.
The school building will be completed by the summer term of 2020 and phase two – which includes the multi-use games area and other external works – is scheduled to be completed by Autumn 2020.
Executive Board Member for Education and Children’s Services Cllr Glynog Davies, said: “I am delighted that work has started on this new school building for the community of Five Roads.
“It will provide the very best educational facilities for both pupils and staff, a building fit for 21st century teaching and learning.
“The council is committed to investing in our children’s futures.”
Local member and chair of Governors Cllr Jim Jones said: “This is an exciting day for Five Roads, and especially for staff and pupils and we will be watching closely as the building works take shape.
“The children deserve the best, a school they can be proud of, and an environment in which they can learn and thrive.”