The school will benefit from a £10.2m investment to improve education facilities. The project includes a new 21st Century School building (delivered in the autumn term 2020) as well as two Multi-Use Games Areas, an early years Flying Start facility, staff car parking, a grass sports pitch and external spaces – to be completed in 2021.
These facilities are replacing the current school buildings at Glanant Street, for 3-11 year-olds.
Contractor Morgan Sindall has made excellent progress since the construction phase started in September 2019, despite challenges of severe weather last winter and the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The new school building was constructed in readiness for staff and pupils to move in after the 2020 autumn half term week.
The contractor will now begin focusing on completing the wider development, which will be delivered during 2021. It will require the demolition of the existing school buildings, and will progress the external elements of the project.
Take a Virtual Tour of the new building
A 360-degree Virtual Tour of the new school building has been included below. It will allow residents to look around the building here on the Council’s website. The imagery was captured while the school was being refurbished in late October 2020 – so pupils could see their new school before they move in after the half term break.
The Virtual Tour will automatically move from one section of the building to the next, spending a short amount of time at various locations. You can pause the tour at any point, using the buttons in the top right hand corner of the screen. Once paused, you can ‘grab’ the screen by clicking and holding on it. This will allow you to look around the area you are in. Let go of the screen to progress the tour and move onto the next area, or use the buttons in the top right corner.
Please note, the Virtual Tour may not be supported on older web browsers.
Progress images – November 2019
Progress images – July 2020
View construction update from £10.2m Hirwaun Primary development – July 2020