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1,200 pupil secondary school for Denbighshire County Council



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Replaces existing school building
  • Includes special needs school
  • Client is Denbighshire County Council
  • Completed in 2016

Our team are responsible for the design and construction of a new secondary school for 1,200 pupils age 11 -16 in Rhyl, North Wales. This follows the award winning nearby Ysgol-y-Gogarth school delivered for pupils requiring special needs education.


At Rhyl, we've provided 10,100 square metres of space arranged over 3 storeys and this is also a base for 45 pupils from the nearby community special school, Ysgol Tir Morfa.

Head teacher Claire Armistead:

"I can't believe this is ours, it's amazing! You can't walk through here without seeing through every classroom, through every area. I can't imagine how well this turned out, it's beyond my best dream!"


Our team at Rhyl - delivered a 'dream' facility for the school

The project is jointly funded on a 50% basis by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme. We started on site in October 2014 and the new school was ready in April 2016.


Demolition of the existing school buildings and remaining external commenced once the new school building was finished.

Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis:

“The development of a £25 million secondary school in Rhyl is great news for students, teachers and the local community. We are committed to providing our young people with modern, state of the art facilities which, in turn, will help them to realise their full potential. Our 21st Century Schools and Education Capital programme is a real statement of our belief in our young people and our commitment to them. I hope everyone involved in the beam signing ceremony enjoyed the day”.

Local

We are working closely with the local community to make sure the project runs smoothly and help the community feel involved. This includes hiring local workers and regular two-way dialogue.