13 March 2019
Three Powys school projects could be delayed by financial problems being faced by a South Wales construction company, Powys County Council has said.
Dawnus Construction Ltd have been awarded contracts to build three new schools in the county, a 360-pupil English-medium primary school and a 150-pupil Welsh-medium primary school, both in Welshpool, and a replacement for the county's first all-through school Ysgol Bro Hyddgen in Machynlleth.
Work on the English-medium school on land adjacent to Welshpool High School is well underway with completion scheduled for this September. The other two projects are still at the planning application stage with no work underway.
Cabinet Member for Learning and Welsh Language, Councillor Myfanwy Alexander said; "The county council is aware of media reports commenting on the company's financial position and is monitoring the situation closely. The council has not received any formal contact from the company. Dawnus is a key partner in a number of our school modernisations projects and we will be working to mitigate any potential issues which arise."