Gwenfro Primary School: Wrexham

Client Wrexham County Borough Council
Contract Value £4.95m
Length of Contract 49 Weeks
Architect DartonB3 Architecture
BREEAM Target Excellent

The new Gwenfro Primary School developed by Wrexham County Borough Council will provide state-of-the-art facilities in Wrexham. The facility will provide an inspirational learning experience for primary school children in a 21st Century education facility.

The two-storey building includes nursery provision, key stage 1 & 2 classrooms, with a shared hall facility and administrative accommodation. On completion of the new building, the existing school will be demolished to make way for an exciting new hard and soft landscape experience.

Community Information

Pupils from Gwenfro Primary School have created a "blog" for their new school -
Click here to visit Gwenfro's school website for updates and more photographs

Newsletter - February 2016 (PDF file)

Work started on site in January 2016 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2017.

The building is to be constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards with highly sustainable features to include a fabric first design, the use of natural daylight and natural ventilation within, whilst also incorporating photovoltaic panels.

A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building's specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

Ysgol Gwenfro is a registered site with the Considerate Constructors Scheme

As a 'Considerate Constructor' we endeavour to ensure that our works have a limited impact upon daily operations. This project has been registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we are committed to meeting, and exceeding, CCS standards.

Building Information

Building Footprint m²
Gross Internal Floor Area 2,061m² comprising of
- Office 112m²
- Teaching 1,069m²
- WCs 100m²
- Hall 232m²
- Storage 168m²
- Circulation 306m²
- Kitchen 74m²

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Estimated Costs

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Drainage and Main Services Connections - £m²
External Works, Highways & Facilitating Works - £m²

Building in Use

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