Wynne Construction has been awarded a contract to construct a new school at Ysgol Yr Hendre in Caernarfon for Gwynedd County Council.
The £9.3m design and build contract is part of the new 21st century school programme providing the pupils with new and modern buildings which will meet their needs. When it opens in 2012 the new Ysgol yr Hendre - which is located at Cae Phillips, near the present school - will deliver the very best learning environment for up to 450 pupils and a genuine focus for the local community. The new building, which will incorporate the latest green technology, will have facilities for delivering adult education, health and social welfare initiatives as well as cultural and sporting activities.
Despite the economic downturn the award brings the total new orders for Wynne Construction from January to £21m compared with £9m in 2009.
Chris Wynne comments: "We are delighted to have secured this new contract for Gwynedd County Council which further strengthens our education portfolio and will secure employment for our existing workforce and provide up to 40 local jobs at its peak."
This multi-million pound new school has been funded with the help of a £4.3 million Strategic Capital Investment Framework grant from the Welsh Assembly Government and is one of the first of many exciting school building projects which Gwynedd County Council aims to deliver over the coming years. As well as providing a fitting new school for one of Wales' most disadvantaged areas, the new Ysgol yr Hendre will also provide a valuable resource for the local community and a base from which to deliver a range of services for local people.
Pupils from Ysgol yr Hendre were visiting site this week, to attend the turf cutting ceremony along with Arwel Jones (Head Teacher), Roy Owen (Head of Governors), Liz Saville (Gwynedd LEA), Tudor Owen (Mayor of Caernarfon), Iwan Trefor Jones (Gwynedd County Council), Dyfed Edwards (Leader of Council) and members of Wynne Constructions' team.
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