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Threat to primary school projects as developers hit financial trouble

Created on 13/03/2019 @ 16:25
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Welshpool’s two new primary school projects could be delayed by the breaking news that the construction company awarded the projects has hit financial trouble.

Powys County Council’s Director of Education Ian Budd today wrote to parents of primary school pupils in Welshpool warning of possible problems with the developments. A copy of he letter was leaked to MyWelshpool this afternoon by a concerned parent.

Dawnus Construction Ltd were awarded contracts to build a 360-pupil English-medium primary school and a 150-pupil Welsh-medium primary school in Welshpool, As well as a replacement for the county’s first all-through school Ysgol Bro Hyddgen in Machynlleth.

Work on the English-medium school on land adjacent to Welshpool High School is well underway with completion scheduled for this September. The other two projects are still at the planning application stage with no work underway.

Cabinet Member for Learning and Welsh Language, Councillor Myfanwy Alexander said; “The county council is aware of media reports commenting on the company’s financial position and is monitoring the situation closely.

“The council has not received any formal contact from the company. Dawnus is a key partner in a number of our school modernisations projects and we will be working to mitigate any potential issues which arise.”







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