Ysgol Carreg Emlyn new school plans move a step closer

Detailed designs are on the drawing board for a brand new school that’s due to be built in Clocaenog.

Members of Denbighshire’s Cabinet have already approved proposals for a brand new primary school building for Ysgol Carreg Emlyn. Currently the school is located over two sites: the Clocaenog site and in neighbouring Cyffylliog.

Now staff and representatives of the school have been working with the project team to further develop the initial designs, focussing on the internal layouts of the building.

Final designs will be agreed in the coming weeks, with work expected to begin on the Clocaenog site this Spring.

Wynne Construction are the main contractor to take forward plans to deliver the new school and facilities for Ysgol Carreg Emlyn in Clocaenog. The project is jointly funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme.

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children and Young People and the Welsh Language, said: “This is a significant milestone for the brand new build for Ysgol Carreg Emlyn and I’m delighted that the work is progressing at a pace.

“Both Denbighshire and the Welsh Government are continuing to invest in delivering first-class learning environments for the children and young people of Denbighshire. The capital programme has seen huge investment which will enable a better education environment for our children.  The Carreg Emlyn development is one of a series of new buildings being progressed in Denbighshire and I’m sure that the communities of Clocaenog, Cyffylliog and surrounding areas will be delighted with the end result. We look forward to an extremely busy period as plans are put in place to start work on the site and building a school that everyone can be proud of”.

It’s expected that the building works will be completed by Spring 2019. 

Posted on Friday 12th January 2018