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Contract awarded for Rhondda school

Willmott Dixon has landed a £12M contract from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to deliver new facilities at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun in Penywaun.

Appointed using the SEWSCAP framework, the project will increase the school’s capacity by 187 places for the 2022/23 academic year. The project’s scope includes construction of a new eight-classroom block, which will include community rooms, along with school drama and music facilities.

There will also be a new school reception, sports hall, fitness suite and changing rooms, along with a 45-space parking area and cycle store.

Working in a live environment, Willmott Dixon will also demolish the current caretaker’s house and remove the school’s temporary classrooms.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for the Welsh Language, Councillor Geraint Hopkins, said: “The council is delighted to welcome Willmott Dixon on board for this project. The works will deliver a significant upgrade to the school’s current facilities.

“These will not only benefit staff and pupils, but also the wider community, which will be able to access a number of the facilities in the same way the new 3G sports pitch has opened for school and community use.”

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