It's life as normal as school refurbishment carried out
21 Jan 2020

It has become our speciality - answering the call for extensive works to be carried out without the need to close premises while we are doing it.

Public buildings, community hubs, council offices and schools, it’s all in a day’s work for SWG and we have developed quite a reputation for our ability to carry out such projects while normal day-to-day life goes on around us.

The project

Llanfyllin High School is a bilingual, co-educational school with more than 800 pupils. It was built in the 1950s in the former grounds of Llwyn Hall, was extended in the 1970s and underwent an extensive £2.2 million extension and remodelling programme in 1998.

The latest project at the school involved:

  • Carrying out extensive work on the reception area
  • Creating new disabled access
  • Installing a new state-of-the-art security system

We began by talking through what was required at the school and how this could be best achieved. Our team then devised a plan to carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as possible while the school remained operational.

An SWG worker talking to a member of staff from Llanfyllin High School

Our aim, as always with such projects, was to keep disruption at the school and to its neighbours at an absolute minimum. We moved in to start work at the school late in October and had the job completed in the new year.

The team refurbished the reception area, installed a new security system and created disabled access - making the school more comfortable, accessible to all and keeping pupils and staff safe.

It required detailed forward planning and thinking ahead to ensure deliveries and more major aspects of the work were carried out at times which didn’t adversely affect the school.

It’s another good example of how we are providing construction requirements in a caring, sympathetic way which allows day-to-day life to continue while we deliver exactly what the client wants.