Connah’s Quay High School modernisation
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet is to consider a report at its meeting on
Tuesday, 22 May which seeks its support to take forward the second phase of the
modernisation work currently underway at Connah’s Quay High School (CQHS).
The Cabinet’s support will enable detailed design work to be undertaken by Keir
Construction whilst the Phase 1 construction work continues.
Kier Construction began work on the first phase of the modernisation work at
CQHS in early 2018 and the project is progressing well. The current work
centres around the replacement of the existing Design and Technology (DT) block
and Art and Food Technology block (AFT) which will be replaced with a new two
storey building comprising administration, DT, AFT and space for additional
teaching provision, office space, toilets, lift and stairs. Work on this phase
is anticipated to be completed in December 2018 and forms part of the Welsh
Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.
The Phase 2 proposals include re-modelling to provide a new administration area
and the demolition of the existing administration block, additional car
parking, sports hall and main façade upgrades (including a new roof for the
Sports Hall) and agreed packages of smaller refurbishment works.
A continuation of capital investment in Connah’s Quay High School was part of a
number of projects contained in the Council’s Strategic Outline Programme (SOP)
submission for Band B of the Welsh government’s (WG) 21st Century Schools
Investment Programme. The SOP for Band B has been approved in principle by WG
and a paper outlining the onward investment programme was considered by Cabinet
in January 2018.
Subject to appropriate approvals, design development would be undertaken from
June 2018 to December 2018 with Phase 2 construction proposed to commence in
Cllr. Ian Roberts, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth said;
“I am very pleased that the modernisation programme for Connah’s Quay High
School continues to build momentum with the proposals for Phase 2 of the
project which reflects the Council’s commitment to providing high quality
sustainable education for all our learners. The developments at the school will
transform the learning facilities on offer in Connah’s Quay.
Cllr. Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council said;
“The new learning block is being built to a high standard and will provide
first class facilities and the best learning opportunities for learners and the
wider community and I am confident that fantastic progress will continue to be
made over the coming months.”