Robertson starts £65m Flintshire education campus
The contractor is delivering a 113,000 sq ft complex featuring a primary and secondary school on the site of the former Argoed High School in Mynydd Isa.
Flintshire County Council approved plans for the £65m Mynydd Isa Campus earlier this year and Robertson is now on site delivering the complex.
The new facility will be capable of accommodating more than 1,300 pupils from the ages of three to 16. Once the campus is complete in November 2024, Argoed High School will be demolished.
Mynydd Isa Campus is being developed by the Welsh Education Partnership Company and Flintshire County Council.
Money for the BREEAM ‘excellent project will come from the Welsh Government’s Mutual Investment Model.
Sheppard Robson is the architect for the scheme. The project team includes Ares Landscape Architects, Arup and TTP Consulting.
“Flintshire County Council residents will benefit greatly from the new campus, which will see an increase in continuity and progression for learners from age 3 to 16,” said Elliot Robertson, chief executive of Robertson Group.
“Our Construction North West and Facilities Management teams have been working tirelessly with WEPCo to reach financial close and activity on the site will begin in earnest in the coming weeks.”
Flintshire County Council leader Cllr Ian Roberts, added: “This much-needed modernisation of the school and the new build will be of a high standard and will provide modern, first-class facilities and the best learning opportunities for our children.
“The Council remains 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. It’s great to see the building of this exciting project moving forward.”