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Caerphilly’s £25m ‘Super School’ Ready with Help of Local Contractor


Welsh aluminium fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has finished its work with Willmott Dixon to support the construction of the new £25m Islwyn High School, in Caerphilly.

Dudley’s has completed a contract, in excess of £550,000, to install the aluminium façade and key structural fixtures at the site, including curtain walling, windows and doors.

Islwyn School, which has been built on the former Oakdale Colliery site, will replace the Oakdale and Pontllanfraith secondary schools and opens in September 2017.

When completed, the secondary school will house up to 1,075 children, across 60 classrooms, and contain a 3G Sports Pitch, multi-use games area, eight science laboratories and a learning resource centre.

The development of Islwyn School is being supported through the 21st Century Schools programme, which is funded and managed by the Welsh Government and local authorities.

Commenting on Dudley’s contract, managing director Colin Shorney said:

“Islwyn School is a very exciting project for the local community and we are delighted to have completed our work at the site. We hope the school not only showcases our expertise, but leaves a long-lasting legacy for the school.”

Dudley’s reputation for quality has been recognised with several industry-related accreditations. The company is CHAS and Achilles accredited, Constructionline registered, and certified to manufacture “Secured by Design” products.

Established in 1993, Dudley’s Aluminium offers clients full in-house design and production facilities, and has completed many successful and prestigious education, health, commercial, retail and defence sector projects throughout the UK and Channel Islands.