Work has begun at the Passivhaus Designed Burry Port Infant School after months in the Design process.
The project involves the construction of a new Community Primary school to amalgamate Burry Port Infant and Burry Port Junior schools by redeveloping the existing Infants School site. The new School will provide accommodation for a total of 210 pupils along with a 30 space nursery class. A Flying Start crèche will also additionally cater for the pre-school age range of 2-3 and is proposed to occupy around 15-20 children.
The project includes an extension to accommodate a studio pod building which will be a multi-functional and open plan space for key internal circulation links between the new Junior building and the existing Infant building. Externally, alterations will provide a newly remodelled courtyard space.
Architects Architype UK say the new-look school will improve concentration and enhance teaching and learning.
The scheme will be a demonstration project for WRW with it being our first project to be developed using BIM Level 2. The scheme is also designed to achieve Passivhaus certification and will be the first Primary School project in Wales to achieve the standard.
Carmarthenshire Council's education executive board member Keith Davies said “I look forward to the opening of Burry Port School where more children will be able to enjoy the kind of school which is fit for the 21st Century."
The image below shows the Head of Burry Port School Alison Williams at the turf cutting ceremony on site.