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Beam signing at Queensferry campus

Published: 17/03/2021

Work continues on building a brand new £11m Plas Derwen (PPRU), Ty Calon - Community Hub and Queensferry Primary School refurbishment.

And this work was celebrated recently at a beam signing ceremony.

Pupils from the Queensferry Primary School took part in the physically distanced ceremony recently which was also attended by representatives of the company building the facilities, Kier Group.

For Plas Derwen a new two storey school is being built on the existing tennis courts and will accommodate up to 111 pupils.

There will be 9 classrooms, 3 specialist classrooms, therapeutic zones, administration facilities, hall, kitchen and servery and hard and soft play areas.

For Ty Calon a new single storey community facility is being built on the existing available grounds and provide for a range of community facilities including community café, studio, commercial kitchen and bar, community sports changing facilities and teaching spaces for adult and young people community learning and car parking.

For Queensferry Primary School a new entrance and associated grounds work including a new administrative block, hall and kitchen facilities will be built.

Outside there will be extensive landscaping to provide open and green spaces the existing public footpath will be rerouted and new boundary strategy for Queensferry Primary School.

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

“This much needed modernisation of the school and the new build for Plas Derwen 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.”

Peter Commins, regional director at Kier Regional Building North and Scotland, said:

“This steel signing marks a key milestone in the construction of the project and the commencement of the assembly of the steel frame. The team on site have worked incredibly too hard to get to this point and have been working in line with COVID-19 specific Site Operating Procedures, which have been created in line with government guidance." 


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Jon Paul signs the beam with Cai, teacher Tony Allen, TA Linda Blackwell,
Max, Kai, Kier Construction Manager Dan Hampson and headteacher Tim Ford