Conwy approves upgrade of ‘health risk’ school
Deganwy School off Park Drive is to undergo extensive refurbishment and expansion to address issues of mould and overcrowding.
Conwy County Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to approve its own proposals to knock down part of the school, add around 6,400 sq ft of additional space, and bring the rest of the complex up to standard.
A report to the committee described the school as a “health risk” due to the presence of mould, damp, and lack of heating in some classrooms.
In addition, the existing hall is not big enough to accommodate the school’s 289 pupils.
The redevelopment project, which will be delivered across four phases, would see modular extensions to the north-west and south-east of the site bulldozed and replaced with a new hall and kitchen and new teaching facilities respectively.
The remaining complex, built in 1939 would be upgraded and modernised.
Improvements to the building’s energy efficiency also form part of the project. 204 solar panels are to be installed on the roof, the school’s roof will be thermally upgraded, and all of the windows will be replaced with double glazing.
To learn more about the project, search for application reference 0/50860 on Conwy County Council’s planning portal.
Lawray Architects advised the council on the scheme.