Posted: Sat 9th Apr 2016

Y Gwyndy Campus Final Phase Given The Green Light

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 9th, 2016

Works at Welsh medium school campus Y Gwyndy in Caerphilly is nearing completion, with planning permission recently granted for the final phase of the development. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The impressive school site, which houses both Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili and part of Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, will shortly see the construction of a new 3G artificial sports pitch and multi-use games area on the site, after the council’s Planning Committee granted planning consent recently. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The plans will see the existing school playing fields upgraded to a 3G artificial area to allow for rugby, football and a 200 metre running track, and an area for designated multi-use games area (MUGA) pitches. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These works will see the completion of the £20m teaching campus, which was officially opened in December last year. Currently, 648 pupils are educated at the campus with capacity for a further 652, which will help address the predicted demand for Welsh medium education in the coming years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The campus boasts modern classrooms and open plan teaching spaces, with modern and contemporary designs in the Cwm Rhymni block, with more traditional features for the grade 2 listed primary school building. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Keith Reynolds, Leader of the Council said, “This final phase of works will see the completion of a truly impressive development, which offers modern teaching, learning and outdoor facilities. The Y Gwyndy campus will provide first class, fit for purpose educational facilities to students learning through the medium of Welsh for many years to come”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The project was funded 50% by Welsh Government and the other 50% by Caerphilly County Borough Council as part of the 21st Century Schools Programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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