WORK to build a new home for two primary schools near Ruthin is underway.

The land rights were guaranteed for the site in Clocaenog at the end of last month, which has allowed contractors Wynne Construction to progress with the work ahead of its deadline in spring 2019.

The timber-frame structure of the building is now in place, with the next layer, Structural Insulated Panel technology, set to be installed by September.

The new building will provide state-of-the-art facilities for 95 primary school pupils from Ysgol Clocaenog and Ysgol Cyffiliog, which merged in 2014 to combine resources.

The project is funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government under its ‘21st Century Schools Programme’ that will see more than £90 million invested in Denbighshire's schools by the end of next year.

A spokesperson for Wynne Construction said: "The project is progressing well. The installation of timber-frame structure is in progress utilising Structural Insulated Panel technology (SIPs) which will be completed by September.

"We look forward to welcoming the school children for a site visit once they are settled back into the new term."