Kier has started a new-build project for Connah’s Quay High School in North Wales, backed by £6m of funding from the Welsh Government.
The project centres on the replacement of the school’s existing design & technology block, which has been partially demolished to make way for a two-storey building housing school’s offices, alongside teaching space for food tech, art, design, and technology.
Kier has already completed demolition and enabling works on the site, and has started construction of the steel frame for the new block. The contractor will also carry out the fit-out works ahead of the project’s hand over date of November 2018.
Temporary classrooms have also been set up to house some of the school’s functions while construction work is ongoing.
The project has been backed by around £6m of funding by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools & Education programme, which education secretary Kirsty Williams said was “the largest investment in schools and colleges since the 1960s” in Wales.
She added the Connah’s Quay scheme would “deliver real changes to the students and their teachers”.
Kier Construction Northern managing director John O’Callaghan added: “We’ll be working with the local supply chain to complete the new block, which will provide top quality facilities to help the students reach their full potential. We’ve got extensive experience delivering education schemes across the country and we’ll be using our expertise to complete this project to a high standard.”
The professional team on the project also includes WYG as planner.