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Work completed to help improve learning at Welsh schools
30 Nov 2021

SWG Group has been honoured to make a difference to the learning environment for students of all ages across North Wales.

Our company has played a vital role in updating and improving facilities at a variety of sites in the education sector.

It has been a busy summer as we completed projects at two high schools and one university.


At Llanidloes High School we originally completed a project to install a state-of-the-art 3G All Weather pitch.  The pitch was for dual use between students at the school and members of the public, via Llanidloes Sports centre.

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You can read more about the project here (https://swg.co.uk/projects/allweather-sports-pitch-llanidloes/).

We then returned to make further improvements to the school itself. SWG Group staff and contractors have refurbished the changing rooms at the high school, replacing showers, flooring and electrical wiring. 

Work has also been carried out to refurbish the toilet blocks, including installing suspended ceilings.

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We have also made a number of adaptations to the school to improve access for disabled students. As well as disabled adaptations in the newly refurbished changing rooms, SWG has installed four ramps, automatic doors and corridor and fire door upgrades throughout the school.

 

As part of our work at Ysgol Cwm Banwy, SWG has renovated two toilet areas - including replacing the roof structure in both of them - and two changing rooms.

We also replaced a number of windows throughout the school building and redecorated in various areas.

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The school now has an upgraded electrical distribution board and improved disabled facilities too. SWG has relocated the fire escape, now complete with a new exit ramp, and has extended and upgraded the disabled toilet facilities available to students with mobility needs.

 

Our final education project recently has been at Glyndwr University, Wrexham. SWG staff and contractors worked on the historic building on Regent Street to install a new heating, lighting and electrical system.

It included internal demolition work to form a new café and partially reroofing the building, with the front sandstone portico repaired and cleaned.

 Paul Moran, Capital Project manager at the University, said the work has made an enormous difference.

“It is fantastic to see our Campus 2025 plans and investment in the University’s estate coming to life, and we are pleased with the work carried out by SWG ”,he said.

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You can read more about our work at Glyndwr University here (https://swg.co.uk/news/university-gets-new-lease-of-life-thanks-to-swg-group-staff-contractors/).

 

We are incredibly proud of the role we have played in giving these buildings a new lease of life, making them fit for modern learning in a comfortable environment for students.

Education is a priority for us at SWG Group and these projects are running alongside the SWG Academy based at Ysgol Llanyfyllin. This project sees our staff help train the workforce of the future - maybe one day the students themselves will be carrying out the work in their former schools!