Faithful+Gould celebrates the official opening of the new teaching blocks at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera

Rhian Williams
On Wednesday 14th November, the Swansea office of SNC-Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business celebrated the completion of the two recently completed phases of Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera. They attended the official opening along with school staff, local Councillors, the local community and the wider members of the project team.

Faithful+Gould provided post contract quantity surveying services for both phases of construction at Ystalyfera. The first phase of the development includes a new teaching block, Bloc Eirion, which has been named after former councillor, chair of governing body, head boy and pupil, Eirion Richards. It will provide facilities for secondary school pupils.

The second phase of the project saw the construction of a primary school facility on the existing secondary school campus. This forms part of the overall £17.5m development that is being undertaken at the Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera campus, to provide facilities for a Welsh-medium all-through school for over 1,100 pupils aged 3-18 years.

This significant project has been undertaken as part of the Band A 21st Century schools programme and aims to strengthen the provision of Welsh-medium education in the area and to promote further take-up of the Welsh language.

Senior quantity surveyor and SNC-Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business project lead Luke Holloway said “Following the successful completion of Ysgol Bae Baglan, we are delighted to be supporting Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council again, with the delivery of the two phases of redevelopment at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera. The project team worked in partnership to successfully deliver a project that we are all proud of, and that provides the best teaching environment for future generations.”



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