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YGG Tirdeunaw project

The council's band B Strategic Outline programme, which has been approved in principle by Welsh Government in December 2017 includes a new build primary school plus Flying Start for YGG Tirdeunaw.

This project is jointly funded by Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme and Swansea Council.

A statutory consultation process was undertaken in September 2018 on a proposal to increase the size of the school from 2 form entry (60 pupil admission number) to 2.5 Form Entry (75 pupil admission number). A review of Welsh-medium school catchment areas was included as part of the proposal.

No formal objections were received to the statutory notice and Swansea's Cabinet approved the proposal at their meeting on 21 March 2019.

Details of this can be found at: School consultations 2018 and 17 October 2019:

The project includes:

  • Provide a new school building for YGG Tirdeunaw on land at YGG Bryntawe.
  • Provide a fit for purpose, 21st century learning environment for YGG Tirdeunaw which will accommodate 525 full time pupils plus 75 nursery.
  • Provide an appropriate setting for the Flying Start provision which will relocate from its existing venue at the former Daniel James site.
  • Improve traffic arrangements at the new site at Heol Gwyrosydd and provide a new bus park for coaches serving both the primary and secondary school.
  • Increase the number of Welsh medium primary school places in the locality/Swansea.
  • Remove a condition category C building.
  • Reduce backlog maintenance.
  • Improve building efficiency.

Progress update - June 2021

The planning application (2019/1138) for a new purpose built primary school on land at YGG Bryntawe received a full planning approval in September 2019 and in November 2019 the construction contract was procured through the South West Wales Regional Contractors Framework (SWWRCF).

On 23 January 2020, Cabinet approved the appointment of Morgan Sindall Ltd to undertake the construction of the new build school.

The Full Business Case (FBC) was approved by Welsh Government in February 2020.

Work is continuing to progress well despite the recent bad weather. All roofing works including the flat roof are now complete and with the installation of all the windows the building is now water tight. The external envelope of the building is also nearing completion with the brick work to the Flying Start area already finished and the remainder of the cladding nearing completion.

Now that the building is water tight the internal areas are quickly coming along with the majority of internal partitions in place defining the classrooms, corridors and halls, with some of the classrooms having already received their first coat of paint.

The sprinkler system has been installed and the associated electrical and mechanical installation is continuing.

The external habitat area has been excavated and is ready for shaping and planting, this will be done weather dependant and in line with the planting season.

Work to the coach park is 95% complete. The permanent fencing is continuing to be erected with the fencing to the south, east and west elevations already completed.


Project timeline

Key milestones



Planning consentSeptember2019
Tender periodOctober - December2019
Report to cabinetJanuary2020
WG financial approvalFebruary2020
Construction contract awardFebruary/March2020
Construction startMarch2020
Highways works startJune2020
School construction start dateSeptember2020
Construction completionDecember2021
Facility opens to pupilsEarly2022


Project team

The team behind the project


Job title

Mrs J JamesHeadteacher
Alayne SmithSchool Business Case Development Manager
Sarah ReesProject Support Officer
Darrel BarnesArchitectural Design Manager
Powell Dobson ArchitectsArchitectural Project Manager
Nigel HawkinsProjects and Procurement Manager
Andrew BullerSenior Quantity Surveyor
Peter RogersCDM Construction Officer
Ron McLeanSenior Project Manager - AECOM
Antony Davies / Charlotte BalcombeArchitect - Powell Dobson Architects