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Businesses invited to bid for work on Swansea schools construction

How Swansea’s new Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tan-y-lan could look.

Welsh businesses eager to be part of three Swansea school construction schemes are being invited to find out what opportunities will be available.

They can book a place on a virtual meet-the-buyer event where they’ll be able to discuss the schemes with main contractor Kier Construction.

May 21’s free event is being organised by Kier, Business Wales, Sell 2 Wales and Swansea Council which is driving the major projects at Bishopston Comprehensive School, Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tan-y-lan.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “We want to give Welsh businesses all the information they need to bid for work on these projects.

“I urge them to consider what opportunities are available to them with these school projects – and to book a place on the meet-the-buyer event.

“It will take place online to ensure we’re doing all we can to help curtail the spread of coronavirus.”

Swansea Council and the Welsh Government are improving school buildings.

Work at Bishopston Comprehensive will include the demolition of two demountable classrooms and the construction of a two-storey extension and a reception area. Some other parts of the school will be remodelled and other improvements will include new mechanical and electrical services.

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tan-y-lan will be a new primary school in Hillview Crescent, Clase. Work will include the construction plus external works, drainage and services. Accommodation will include teaching areas, a nursery facility, a hall and kitchen.

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr is to get a new two-storey teaching block, kitchen and canteen/hall. Other improvements will include the creation of new sports facilities along with a remodelled drama studio.

Kier Construction’s virtual meet-the-buyer event will help them source sub-contractors for the three projects.

It will be in the form of one-to-one 15-minute meetings booked in advance and delivered via Microsoft Teams video conferencing.

There will be opportunities for questions and answers.

Business Wales will provide guidance for bidding as well as general and specialist business advice.

Book a place – www.bit.ly/MTB3schools