Ysgol Pontyberem investment works completed

77 days ago

Work has been completed on a full refurbishment of Ysgol Pontyberem.

The £4 million investment included the total refurbishing and re-modelling of the school including a new roof, floors and walls.

Work started in July 2017 by local developers Lloyd and Gravell, who worked alongside the school whilst it was open and running as normal.

The project has been jointly funded by Carmarthenshire County Council and the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools programme and is part of the council’s Modernising Education Programme (MEP) which aims to give every child in the county access to first class accommodation and facilities.

Internal works included a complete reconfiguration of the building with new floors and ceilings, installation of a lift platform for wheelchair users, updating electrical equipment and a new ventilation system.

In addition the building underwent a full decorating programme, and created specialist rooms for additional learning needs, design and technology and art, as well as new toilet provision.

An official opening will be held in July.

Executive board member responsible for education, Cllr Glynog Davies said: “It was great to see the transformation which has taken place at Ysgol Pontyberem, it looks like we have created a new school and more importantly now provides the kind of high quality learning environment which we are creating through the Modernising Education Programme - meeting the needs of both the pupils and the teachers.”