A construction company has appealed for local companies to help build a new special school near Newtown.

ISG Construction has been contracted to design and construct a new school for Brynllywarch Hall School in Kerry, near Newtown.

The school provides education for pupils from eight to 19 years old, with a wide range of complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.

The company, which was appointed by Powys County Council, is now looking for experienced and capable construction businesses in Powys to help deliver the flagship school.

Councillor Pete Roberts, cabinet member for a learning Powys, said: “This provides a great opportunity for local construction businesses of all sizes to work with ISG Construction on this exciting project, which will transform education for vulnerable learners in Powys.

“The new building for Brynllywarch Hall School is a vital step to ensuring we deliver education in a safe and stimulating environment for all our pupils. This project will provide modern facilities for our pupils and teaching staff and help them to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling education experience for everyone."


ISG’s Operations Director, Kevin McElroy, added: “Modernisation and improvement of the education estate is an investment in skills, aspiration and regional prosperity.

“A revitalised Brynllywarch Hall School will create an enduring positive legacy for students and supports Powys County Council’s strong commitment to investing in assets that deliver real value to communities.”

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The new school premises, which is being funded by the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme and the council, will include specialist support and provision to pupils with challenging behaviour, appropriate learning spaces to deliver the new national curriculum, specialist equipment - including IT facilities.

The school will also have a fully equipped class base, with breakout space and hygiene facilities, together with an individual outdoor learning area including a farm and animal unit – which community groups will be able to access outside of school hours.

If you feel that you or your business could help the team deliver this school and you can demonstrate how you have contributed to similarly schemes previously, then register your interest by emailing grp-BrynllywarchSchool@groups.isgltd.com