ModCell are delighted to announce that the new Anglesey Primary School, Ysgol Rhyd Y Llan, won the National Constructing Excellence Award for Sustainability held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, on the 16th of November 2018.
As part of Anglesey’s 21st Century Schools modernisation programme, this scheme deals with the construction of a new area community school to house 150 pupils and 20 nursery places and to replace the three schools of
Ysgol Llanfachraeth, Ysgol Ffrwd Win and Ysgol Cylch Y Garn.
The new school site is located on the outskirts of the village of Llanfaethlu. It’s within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is immediately outside the essential setting of Carreglwyd Grade II* Registered Historic Park and Garden and the impact of the school construction on the setting of the Registered area and particularly it’s impact on the setting of the Grade II* listed medieval parish church, which is adjacent to the site, needed to be
The site also faced ecological and archaeological challenges. The site was subject to an European protected Species License following the discovery of great crested newts in an adjacent field. A startling array of archaeological discoveries were also made during the works at the site with the discovery of a cluster of four early Neolithic houses dating back almost 6,000 years, several thousand Neolithic artefacts and two sets of human remains. Experts have referred to the site as one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the last 50 years and of international significance. The find is unprecedented in North Wales, where only three single houses of this period were previously known.
The Authority were commited to delivering a highly sustainable development to compliment the surrounding landscape.