Location – Dolgellau
Value – £1m to £3m
Duration – 55 weeks
Completion – June 2017
Architect – Darnton B3
Engineer – Atkins
Form of Contract – JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities 2011
Client – Gwynedd County Council
The work comprised the development of two sites; the Listed Primary School and its neighbouring nursery feeder “Ysgol y Babanod” and associated civil engineering works.
The work involved the demolition of the existing service blocks along the rear (North) elevation to create space for the construction of two new classroom blocks, a new Kitchen, sanitary accommodation and additional storage space. The prefabricated building along the south boundary of the grassed play area used as a canteen were demolished to compensate for the loss of play space. A new reception block was constructed at the Eastern entrance and a new drop off point created within the adjacent Cae Penarlag site.
The work on Ysgol y Babanod involved the refurbishment of the external fabric of the relatively modern (1970’s) building including the installation of new double glazed windows and the creation of a new outdoor covered play area including internal alterations to improve general accessibility across the three floor levels on site.