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Work to construct a new car park for Hirwaun Primary School

Hirwaun Primary School

Work will soon begin to build a new car park as part of the recent 21st Century Schools investment for Hirwaun Primary School – to complement the Council’s safe routes in communities work within the local area.

Hirwaun Primary has benefitted from a £10.2m investment delivered jointly with Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme. Contractor Morgan Sindall delivered a brand new school building in November 2020 while external work – including two Multi Use Games Areas, a woodland learning area and a grass sports field – were completed recently.

Local school catchment changes will also come into effect for the 2021/22 academic year, which will see pupils who live in the Penderyn area welcomed to the fantastic new facilities at Hirwaun Primary School in September 2021.

In May 2021, the Council started a scheme to deliver a new pedestrian crossing at Brecon Road in Hirwaun, to provide a safe crossing point across the main road near the junction with Cross Street. Utilities work also took place in recent weeks near Manchester Place, ahead of a scheme to deliver a new school car park on unused land owned by the Council.

Work to deliver the new car park will begin on Monday, July 5, after the Council appointed Horan Civil Engineering as the project contractor.

The scheme will be completed in time for the new academic year starting in September. The construction work will require some localised traffic management for the duration of the scheme.

As part of all major 21st Century Schools projects with Welsh Government, the Council looks at ways it can improve the local routes to school in each community – in order to create a safer environment for parents, carers and pupils. This ranges from highway and footway improvements to introducing safer pedestrian crossing facilities and traffic calming measures.

Safe routes in communities works were delivered in Cwmaman, Tonypandy, Tonyrefail and Treorchy alongside the wider school developments in 2018/19, while similar schemes not linked to school investment were undertaken in Abercynon and Llwynypia in 2020, and Cilfynydd and Llantrisant in 2021.

Some traffic management is required, and the Council will work closely with its contractor to ensure all works are completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.