Ainsley Gommon Architects


Denbighshire County Council


Prestatyn, Denbighshire


£3.6 million

Date Completed

Winter 1998

Development Overview

Ainsley Gommon Architects were employed by Denbighshire County Council to design a phased redevelopment and refurbishment of Prestatyn High School in 1995. There were five phases developed over a period of 3 years.

Phase 1 was undertaken between June 1996 and September 1997 and included a new library & resource centre and a new maths & business study block. This was shortly followed by Phase 2A, which provided an internal link corridor to replace an original covered walkway which was exposed to the elements, and Phase 2B, which included a new snack bar and Art and CDT facility.

Phases 3 and 4 commenced in April 1998 and were completed in November 1998, seeing the extensive refurbishment of a number of the existing buildings, including the remodelling of existing art rooms into science laboratories, the creation of a special needs facility, and the refurbishment and remodelling of the former library into a Sixth Form teaching and recreation zone.

The whole scheme was funded under the Popular Schools Initiative and was finally completed in December 1998.