Flintshire Council’s education team excels at Building Excellence Wales Awards

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Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2022

Flintshire County Council’s education team is highly commended after being awarded the “Project of the Year 2022” category at the Construction Excellence Wales Awards recently.

The accolade was awarded to the Queensferry Learning Campus. The project related to a remodeled and refurbished 3-11 elementary school on the campus with a new entrance and associated grounds work, including a new administrative block, hall and kitchen facilities. Outside extensive landscaping was carried out to provide open and green spaces.

The scheme also includes a new education building for Plas Derwen for our most vulnerable learners from 4-16 who experience difficulty accessing mainstream education and requires specialist intervention for their behavioral, social and emotional challenges.

The new build has a number of learning and specialist learning rooms, hall and servery facilities, small group rooms, meeting and administrative facilities and external hard play areas and playing fields.

A new single storey community facility, Ty Calon, has also been built on campus providing a range of community amenities including community café, studio, commercial kitchen and bar, community sports changing facilities and teaching spaces for adult and young people learning community. Deeside Community Trust.

Councillor Ian Roberts, Flintshire’s Leader and Cabinet Member for Education, Welsh Language, Culture, said:

“It is a credit to all involved in this project that it has been recognized at these prestigious awards. The modernization of the school was much needed and the new build for Plas Derwen is of a very high standard and these modern, first class facilities are providing the best learning opportunities for our children.

The Council is committed to investing in the future of our children and young people. We continue to work to provide a high quality sustainable education for all our learners. Congratulations on this recognition. “

Funding was provided by the Welsh Government and the Council as well as securing additional funding through Flying Start and the Welsh Rugby Union. Total investment was over £ 10 million and Kier Construction was awarded the contract.

Sean Fenner, regional director at Kier Construction North & Scotland, said:

“Being extremely commended is a testament to the project team and our supply chain for exceptional quality of new facilities that have been delivered to Flintshire County Council.

“Kier is passionate about giving back to the local communities in which we work and the Queensferry Learning Campus has made no exception with four apprentices and four new jobs created throughout the duration of the project.”

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