THE first turf has been cut at the site of a development for two new primary schools. The new building, which will house both Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street schools, is to be built on a new shared site at Glasdir, Ruthin.
The overall cost of the project is estimated to be £10.5 million, with the project funded by Denbighshire County Council through its 21st Century Schools programme and the Welsh Government.
Wynne Construction has been appointed to carry out the building works.
Cllr Eryl Williams, cabinet lead member for education, said: "This is an important day in the development of the brand new school facilities at Glasdir. These projects have come as a result of the review of education provision in Ruthin and surrounding areas and it is great to realise the ambition of providing better facilities for pupils
"Both the Pen Barras and Rhos Street schools are currently on the same site in another part of town and the buildings are in desperate need of being replaced. Our preferred option has been to locate both schools in brand new, state of the art buildings on the Glasdir site and plans were drawn up and shared with the public at drop-in consultation events.
"We are committed to providing fit for purpose education facilities for our children and young people and are delighted to see the first turf being cut on site, marking the start of the flagship project."
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