Case Study

Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera Bro Dur

As part of the 21st Century Schools investment Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera is now a modern setting with buildings  that fit the education requirements of modern Wales.  The Darren block is home to the Chiswell Theatre, the Giedd Restaurant and the Gwrhyd work area. Stiwdio’r Cwm and Craig y Nos are now home to the Drama Department, Pantteg and Alltygrug are full of Music Department instruments, and Henrhyd, Aberpergwm Gurnos, Tarenni and Gleision are the rooms of the Humanities Department. The wonderful names of the local area embed the school in its local area and the pupils now love their new home.

We were appointed by Andrew Scott Limited to supply loose furniture, fitted teaching walls and perimeter benching throughout the new block.

The architect on this project was Lawray and the surveyor was Faithful & Gould.

The works consisted of the demolition and removal of existing buildings and construction of a new Welsh speaking teaching block. The project included 8 classrooms, a new canteen with dining area, and an activity hall. The external works included a new 2G pitch and separate multi-use games area.

Following the furniture installation, we also designed and installed printed wall art within the new block. This project was special to the Ministry team as several members of staff attended the school and have children currently attending.

“Andrew Scott Limited always try to maximise local spend including, using Subcontractors in the local area. It was excellent to be able to award this contract to Ministry of Furniture who’s manufacturing unit is based just a mile away from the project.


It has been a pleasure working with Ministry of Furniture on this project which is another excellent example of the 21st Century Schools programme. Ministry of Furniture worked closely with ourselves, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and representatives at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera to help establish and develop the FFE designs. I believe that all parties were delighted with the outcome and the graphics that were later produced put the icing on top!”


Jordan Jones, Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Andrew Scott Limited

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