Posted: Wed 6th Jul 2016

Work Underway On Upgrading Dolgellau Primary Site /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jul 6th, 2016

Councillor Linda Morgan, who represents Dolgellau (South); Carys Jones, Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellaul; Jano Owen, Strategic Head of Ysgol Bro Idris; Councilor Gareth Thomas, Cabinet Member for Education; Dave Woolhouse from PaveAways; and Councillor Dyfrig Si ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Work to upgrade the Dolgellau primary site, which is part of the work to establish Ysgol Bro Idris and to improve school buildings in the catchment area, has got underway. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As the contractors, PaveAways, begin work on the improvements, some of the staff and local councillors visited the site to have a look at the initial work. The £2.5 million scheme on the Dolgellau primary site, involves substantial improvements, ensuring that it is suitable for pupils, improving access to the site and meeting 21st Century school requirements. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Education said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It was great to visit the Dolgellau primary site and to have the opportunity to discuss the improvement work that will be made. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Work on this site forms part of a wider scheme worth over £4 million that involves upgrading several sites to establish the new Ysgol Bro Idris area school that will open in September 2017. It is pleasing to note that work is progressing well on the Ieuan Gwynedd site in Rhydymain and that the £1million upgrade of the Llanelltyd site has also now commenced.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The improvements being carried out at Dolgellau on the infants and junior sites include creating a suitable space for the Foundation Phase, upgrading the hall, revamping the classrooms, extra storage spaces, modern toilets, new site access, and creating a multi-purpose play area. Work is expected to be completed during the summer term of 2017. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jano Owen, Strategic Head of Ysgol Bro Idris added: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are delighted that the work of developing the Dolgellau Primary Site is underway. This is a very exciting time, and we are all looking forward to seeing work on the site progress. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The contractors, who are undertaking the work, are eager to encourage the pupils to take an interest in the development work and I am sure that they will have opportunities to visit the site when it is appropriate for them to do so and learn about the importance of safety.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the £700,000 investment on the Ieuan Gwynedd site in Rhydymain, the new extension has now been completed and work is in progress to upgrade the school hall. This work, as well as the final phase of the external work, will be completed by the end of the summer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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