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Willmott Dixon wins £34.5m 1,000-student Llandysul super school

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to build a £34.5m super school for 1,000 pupils in Llandysul, Wales.

The school is the largest building ever commissioned by Ceredigion County Council and will merge five existing schools to form an ‘all-through’ school for three to 19-year-olds.

Willmott Dixon will build a two-storey, 11,200 sq m facility for 1,000 primary and secondary pupils.

The new school will provide facilities including a large hall, sports hall, a kitchen and 47 classrooms including science laboratories and IT facilities.

External landscaping of the surrounding area will also create four sports pitches, a full-sized 2G synthetic sports pitch and onsite parking.

Willmott Dixon Wales managing director Neal Stephens said: “Since the Welsh Government released the 21st Century Schools programme, we are seeing a radically different approach to education provision in Llandysul that is being mirrored across Wales.

“Schools are leaning towards a more open plan, ‘all-through’ school provision for students.

“The design of the school has incorporated many sustainable solutions. We will be installing photovoltaic panels to use sunlight to generate heat and light to help create an energy self-sufficient school.

“By integrating five schools onto one site, this new educational facility will also create huge efficiencies in comparison to the current arrangement.”

The new school will merge Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi, Aberbanc, Coedybryn, Llandysul and Pontsian schools.

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