Another significant milestone in schools' development

A beam signing ceremony has taken place at the site of two brand new schools being built in Ruthin, marking yet another significant milestone in the project’s history.

Work is well-underway at the Glasdir site on the outskirts of the town where replacement school buildings for Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street School are being built, to replace their existing ageing and not-fit for purpose facilities.

It’s expected that the new schools will be open in the Spring of 2018.

The overall cost of the project is estimated to be £11.2 million, with the project funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education programme.

Denbighshire – based Wynne Construction is the contractor appointed to work on the project.

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, said: “This is another prime example where Denbighshire is working towards providing the best educational facilities for our children and young people, as well as future generations.

“This is an ambitious project and people passing the site on the outskirts of the town will see the landscape changing on virtually a daily basis. It’s great to see the project progressing so well and excitement is building amongst the school communities, as they will have great facilities which they can be extremely proud of.

“Seeing the faces of the children attending the beam signing ceremony shows that anticipation is building and we cannot wait to see the youngsters settling into their new surroundings”.

Posted on Friday 30th June 2017