Hirwaun Primary School 

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Project Name Hirwaun Primary School
Project Location Hirwaun Primary School, Glannant Street Hirwaun, Aberdare CF44 9NF
Project Start Date 02.09.2019
Practical Completion 25.10.20 Stage 1 new school building & 30.04.21 Stage 2 external works and games facilities
Contract Value £8,400,000
QS/Cost Consultant RCT QS
Structural Engineer Bradley Associates
Electrical/Mechanical Engineer WSP
Principal Designer Morgan Sindall
Contractor Morgan Sindall
Building Control RCT Building Control
Architect Boyes Rees/Powell Dobson


Construction of a new 450 pupil Primary School with a Flying Start facility on the existing Hirwaun Primary School site including a sports pitch, MUGAs, road works and final landscaping. BREAAM Excellent

Project Description

The school is now benefitting from a £10.2m investment which has significantly improved education facilities. The project included a new 21st Century School building as well as two Multi-Use Games Areas, an early years Flying Start facility, staff car parking, a grass sports pitch and external spaces. 
Contractor Morgan Sindall made excellent progress after the construction phase started in September 2019, despite challenges of severe weather, BREXIT and the Coronavirus pandemic.
The new school building was constructed in readiness for staff and pupils to move in after the 2020 autumn half term week.

The contractor then turned its focus to completing the wider development, which was fully-delivered during April 2021. This included the demolition of the existing school buildings, and completion of external elements of the school grounds.