Representatives from Wynne Construction attended a beam-signing ceremony at the site of two new schools it is building. Construction is already well under way at the shared school site at Glasdir, on the outskirts of Ruthin. Worth £11.2m, the design and build project is funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government under the 21st Century Schools programme.
The buildings for Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhos Street School will replace existing ageing premises that are no longer fit for purpose. The new schools are due to open in the spring 2018.
Wynne Construction’s team has designed and is now building the schools, using the latest BIM level 2 technology. The company has also held local supplier days and is also working on community benefits and initiatives, in order to help the local economy benefit as much as possible from the investment into the town.
An early adopter of the BIM construction process, Wynne Construction was recently awarded BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification following a stringent accreditation process. The BRE’s BIM Level 2 certification assesses a business’ capability to use advanced 3D modelling tools, and that it has the standards, methods, procedures, skilled staff and infrastructure in place to comply with Government construction procurement strategy.
Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire Cabinet Lead Member for Education, said: “This is an ambitious project and people passing the site on the outskirts of the town will see the landscape changing on virtually a daily basis. Seeing the faces of the children attending the beam signing ceremony shows that anticipation is building and we cannot wait to see the youngsters settling into their new surroundings.”
Wynne Construction has previously completed extension projects at Ysgol Brynhyfryd and Borthyn Primary School in Ruthin.