Access Road Marks Start of Rhosymedre School Works

Works to improve the access to Rhosymedre school will start as scheduled during the half term break.

Council contractors “Enterprise” will undertake the works to widen the road and provide a new footpath.

Works to demolish the junior school and build a 210 place primary school are scheduled to begin in August with a completion date of September 2011. The development is worth nearly £5 million pounds and the majority of funding has been provided by the Welsh Assembly. During the works pupils will be taught in the infant school and mobile classrooms.

The new school will have a U shaped layout and will conform to BREEAM (BRE Enviromental Assessment Method) which is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the industry standard used to describe a building’s environmental performance.

Sustainable features will include solar thermal panels to provide heating to the domestic hot water systems for the kitchens and toilet facilities. Underfloor heating will be provided via a ground or air source heat pump unit. All light fittings will be of a high efficiency or LED light sources and lighting controls will be incorporated in the design to optimise the use of natural daylight.

Nick Batemen, Project Manager for the new school, said:

“There should be minimum disruption to residents and to the school during these works which will provide improved to the new school.”


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