INVESTMENT of nearly £6million in Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi/Cardigan Secondary School has been given the green light by senior Ceredigion councillors.
The preferred – as yet unnamed – contractor will be awarded the £5.8million tender for a revamp of the Cardigan school once Welsh Government grants are signed off.
A report to Ceredigion County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday (November 3) states that there had been three compliant bids for the 21st Century School band B project to build a three-storey extension and other remodelling work considered.
Presenting the report, with private ‘pink papers’ not discussed, cabinet member for economy and regeneration Rhodri Evans said that pupils in Ceredigion “have the best possible education in Wales and they should have the best possible buildings as well.”
A report to the meeting states that work is expected to start on site in July 2021 and will be completed by the following summer.
It includes replacing windows, removing temporary classrooms, installing a new energy efficient boiler and enhancing the existing courtyards.
Other improvements include internal remodelling, a first floor extension for two new science laboratories and another above the music room to create a drama studio.
The three storey extension will include eight classrooms and three ICT suites.
Council leader Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn said: “It’s good to see the council investing in another of our secondary schools.”
The funding is split 35/65 between the council and Welsh Government.