Plans to refurbish Pontyberem CP School are well underway.
A major investment, which is part of the county council’s Modernising Education Programme (MEP), is being proposed to remodel the building which will improve its facilities and increase capacity.
Internal works would include a complete reconfiguration of the building with new floors and ceilings, installation of a lift platform for wheelchair users, updating electrical equipment and a new ventilation system. In addition the building will undergo a full decorating programme, and will provide specialist rooms for additional learning needs, design and technology and art, as well as new toilet provision.
An extensive outdoor repair scheme with re-surfacing and security fencing works is also planned.
Work is expected to start next autumn.
It is proposed that the scheme will be jointly funded by the council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools initiative.
The council’s executive board member for education, Cllr Gareth Jones said: “Our ambition is for every child in the county to have access to first class facilities and accommodation. A newly remodelled and refurbished internal and external environment will breathe new life into Pontyberem School and help towards regenerating educational provision in the area.”