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21st Century Schools Programme – Connah’s Quay High update

Published: 18/01/2019

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will review an update report on Phase 2 of the Welsh Government 21st Century Schools improvement project at Connah’s Quay High School.

They will also be asked to approve some additional expenditure needed to complete the work.

A further £300k is needed on top of the original estimate of £4m.  This is down to various reasons including:

  • Building materials cost increase as a result of Brexit uncertainty.
  • Additional areas of refurbishment have been included in the sports block since the original estimate. Originally the majority of the sports block was being refurbished with small areas and circulation spaces excluded. A better end product would be realised by including these areas.
  • Following re-inspection of the sports hall roof, additional works are required in this area.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:

“We could reduce the scope of Phase 2 to bring it within the funding envelope.  However, to ensure that we have the best facilities for our students, both current and future, we should do all we can to find the extra £300,000.  It could be possible to redirect funding from other areas of the programme or take advantage of residual efficiencies made in other projects.”

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