Revamp work on Llanfyllin's main school has been completed with a newly-refurbished reception and access for all, following work undertaken by a Welshpool-based construction firm.

Extensive work was carried out on the reception area at Llanfyllin High School, off the A490, along with the creation of new disabled access and a security system and was finished in a matter of weeks.

The latest work was carried out by Welshpool-based SWG Construction, who stuck to their reputation of being able to carry out such projects with the minimum amount of disruption.

Nigel Stephens, of SWG Construction, was delighted with how well the revamp went.

“We moved in to start work at the school late in October and had the construction work completed in about six weeks," he said.

“Despite the fact that it was a major project, we were able to do what we needed to do while the school was open.

“Our team refurbished the reception area, created disabled access and installed a new security system – making the school more comfortable, accessible to all and keeping pupils and staff safe.

“We talked the project through with the school, understood their requirements and came up with a plan to keep the school operational, working to keep disruption to a minimum and also taking neighbours of the school into account.

“It required detailed forward planning and some thinking ahead to ensure deliveries and all the big parts of the operation were done at times which didn’t adversely affect the pupils.

“We have a vast amount of experience in projects like Llanfyllin – people involved in awarding contracts know they can rely on the highest level of professionalism and service from SWG Construction in getting the job done efficiently and effectively with the minimum amount of fuss.”

Llanfyllin High, a bilingual, co-educational school with more than 800 pupils, last wen under extensive work in the late 1990s with a £2.2 million extension and remodelling programme in 1998.