Kier has successfully handed over Treorchy Comprehensive School to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. As part of Wales’ 21st century schools programme, Kier has carried out a transformation programme which now offers its c.1800 secondary schoolchildren state-of-the-art learning facilities.
Over the last four years, Kier has carried out a phased refurbishment and redevelopment programme which has included the construction of a new three-storey science that includes a lecture theatre, science labs, general classrooms and wider amenities. The main reception, sixth form centre and existing teaching blocks have all been refurbished.
Over the duration of the project, Kier regularly updated teachers and schoolchildren on works, including hosting a series of tours and also talks with members of the site team to showcase the careers available within the built environment.
Jason Taylor, operations director for Kier Regional Building Western & Wales states: “Working collaboratively with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and members of Treorchy Comprehensive School, we are delighted to have transformed this school to provide first-class educational facilities.
“Designed to be a space for pupils to thrive, the school looks unrecognisable and its testament to all of the team involved who have shown such skill and dedication throughout this project.”
Councillor Joy Rosser, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Inclusion Services, said: “I’m delighted that these further improvements have now been completed at Treorchy Comprehensive School, for the benefit of staff and pupils. The school’s new science block, sixth form areas and other improvements were gratefully-received two years ago, as part of the Council’s joint 21st Century Schools investment with Welsh Government.
“The latest work has seen an existing teaching block almost completely rebuilt to deliver a stimulating learning environment that the school can be very proud of – including a brand new music department. These state-of-the-art facilities are now ready for staff and pupils to enjoy when they return to school and I’d like to thank Kier for their work in delivering this exciting project.”
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