Andrew Scott Ltd has successfully handed over the brand new Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon in Cwmcarn, to client Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Andrew Scott were awarded the design and build contract for the replacement school, which has been jointly funded by Caerphilly Council and the Welsh Government through the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme.
The brand new school is a 420-place Welsh medium primary that will include a 60-place FTE nursery, 30-place rising 3s, two SEN classrooms and a two-classroom childcare unit.
Built to BREEAM Excellent, the new school has been constructed within the site of the former Cwmcarn High School and also includes play areas, landscaping, car parking and a new bus drop-off area.
Throughout the project, we supported training opportunities for graduates and apprentices, as well as long term sustainable employment opportunities for people throughout the region. It has also provided 98 opportunities for disadvantaged individuals and achieved over 230 targeted recruitment and training weeks per £1million spend.
Steve Rees, Andrew Scott Ltd Contracts Director (Building) said, “The completion of this new school Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon is a testament of the hard work, collaboration, and vision of everyone involved on the project. Our Site Team worked closely with Caerphilly Council to design and develop a leading educational facility that will benefit the staff and pupils for the foreseeable future. We are all extremely proud of what has been achieved and being a part of this remarkable facility.”
Headteacher Anita Tucknutt said, “Thanks to the hard work and dedication from Andrew Scott Ltd, our future is looking very bright. We will be a flagship Welsh medium primary for 21C education in Caerphilly, South East Wales and indeed Wales and beyond. There will be children’s happy faces, excitement and songs sounding from the rooftops from opening day and into the future. One word, diolch”