Work on a £16 million expansion of Ysgol Glan Clwyd has reached its first milestone.
Steelwork has been completed on the new extension of the St Asaph school after six months of construction work.
The final beams were put signed at a ceremony on Wednesday by pupils and staff, alongside the city’s new mayor, Colin Hardie, and local politicians, including the Vale of Clwyd’s AM and MP, Ann Jones and Dr James Davies.
The first phase of the revamp – including a three-story complex and new entrances is due to be completed early next year, when work will start on refurbishing the current school buildings. Other parts of the school, thought to be in poor condition, will be demolished.
Councillor Eryl Williams, the Denbighshire cabinet’s lead member for education said ”It is great to see how the new extension is coming along and that the development of the new facilities will soon be a reality. It is pleasing to see the excitement of the pupils and teachers as they begin to visualise where they will be based once the development is complete and I share their excitement.”
The development has been jointly funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government.