Heavy duty chain operated roller blinds for Bridgend’s latest 21st Century School

After damage caused by an electrical fire that resulted in the school being partially destroyed in 2012, contractor Andrew Scott has been assigned to re-develop Betws School.

Completely replacing Betws Primary School and also the dilapidated Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Garw in Pontycymer, the project is valued at £11.2 million and is rather unique in that it will result in new facilities that include one wing for 394 English speaking pupils, and one for 379 Welsh.

Mark Bowen, Andrew Scott MD said, “The works will essentially create a ‘two schools, one site’ campus, with the two separate wings enabling the school to meet the growing demand for Welsh-medium education.”  Work began in February of this year.

In addition to electrically operated blinds in the main hall, Swanmac is installing heavy duty chain operated roller blinds to all classrooms. These blinds have a unique gear system and integrated brake that ensures that every blind halts instantly, with no slippage.  This ensures that the exact level of shade is obtained.

This project is a further 21st Century schools project, jointly funded by Bridgend County Borough Council – and an installation that we are delighted to be a part of!