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A brace of steel-framed schools for South Wales

Wales-school150226ISG and architect Stride Treglown’s Agilis schools template has been selected by Vale of Glamorgan County Council to deliver a further two new primary schools with a combined value of £5.5M.

ISG’s first Agilis project for the council was successfully handed over last year, with Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg in Barry becoming the first template school to be delivered in Wales. The steelwork for this school was erected by Overdale Construction Services.

Following this success, the Agilis template will be used for the new £2.2M Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant primary school in Llantwit Major and the £3.3M Oak Field Primary in Barry.

Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant will be constructed on the site of an existing school, which will remain operational throughout the programme. The 210 pupil, single-storey steel-framed school will be constructed on a sloping site with a central learning zone leading to eight classrooms and a flexible sports/dining hall space.

The flexible Agilis template will be modified at Oak Field Primary School, creating a two-storey building that addresses the restrictions of a confined site.

The new steel-framed building will sit on piled foundations and feature a double height hall and central learning zone, with classrooms positioned around these spaces at both ground and first floor level.

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Chris Elmore said: “It is a truly exciting time for education in the Vale of Glamorgan. The new Llantwit major learning community and the redevelopment of Oak Field Primary School provide opportunities to deliver 21st Century facilities across the primary and Welsh language sectors of education.

Both schools are scheduled for completion by September.

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