As part of a major investment in primary education in the Bangor area, Wynne Construction has started work to extend and refurbish Ysgol y Faenol, Penrhosgarnedd (Church in Wales School) which will increase the primary school’s capacity from 186 to 315 pupils.
In addition to the significant improvements to the current school building, a new Penrhosgarnedd Community Centre will be built which will be connected to the school building. Following the completion of the building works, the current Community Centre building will be demolished enabling the development of a new car park for both the school and community centre.
Wynne Construction has implemented the required new working procedures in line with Welsh Government guidance which includes guidelines for social distancing. The first phase of the work includes the site set up, and the development of a temporary alternative car park for the Community Centre. The Community Centre will remain open (although it is not in use at present due to Covid1-19 restrictions) until the building work is complete and the new Centre is available and ready for community use.
Councillor Cemlyn Rees Williams, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Education said: “We are very pleased that work to develop Ysgol y Faenol has started. This is part of a wider project where Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government are investing a total of £12.7 million on primary education in the Bangor area as part of their first wave funding from the 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme. This will provide more space at Ysgol y Faenol and a teaching environment reaching 21st Century Schools standards which will benefit pupils as well providing a new purpose built building for the much-loved community centre.”
Graham Dickson, contracts manager, Wynne Construction added “We are delighted to be once again working with the Gwynedd team and within the community of Bangor. Our focus will be to deliver the Ysgol Y Faenol new extension and refurbishment scheme, whilst working closely with the school and local community. In addition, we are hoping to offer opportunities within the the local economy and would welcome any enquiries from the trades".
Wynne Construction has set up a Facebook page for the school and community to follow the progress of the project. This can be found at www.facebook.com/YsgolFaenolNewydd