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Keys to education

Published: 24/08/2016

Developers Wynne Construction have presented David Jones, Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria with the keys to the new £14.6m Deeside Sixth Form Centre which will open on schedule for the start of the new academic year in September. Jointly developed by Coleg Cambria, local schools and Flintshire County Council the Centre will provide new facilities and a broader curriculum of choice for 700 Post 16 learners in Flintshire in a centralised location between Coleg Cambrias Deeside campus and Connahs Quay High School. The three storey building includes specialist performing arts, music, science and creative arts facilities as well as general teaching classrooms and social and private study spaces. Accessed from a newly formed entrance from Golftyn Drive, the scheme includes staff and visitor car parking as well as a coach park area to serve the wider Coleg Cambria site. Cllr. Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth said, This marvellous new facility will undoubtedly enhance the learning environment of hundreds of students and I am sure it will become a centre of excellence in the years to come. I would like to thank the Welsh Government, Coleg Cambria, local schools, council officers and Wynne Construction for working together so well and making our ambitions a reality. David Jones OBE CEO Coleg Cambria said; “We are delighted that Deeside 6th is complete and ready to welcome the first students to this brand new state-of-the-art facility. This project has been a great example of the partnership work that has taken place over a number of years between Coleg Cambria and Flintshire County Council. “This exciting new 6th form centre provides a learning environment that takes advantage of new technology offering enhanced curriculum options and experiences for the young people of north east Wales. We are really lucky in this area to have a strong economic base in employment and the individual support and encouragement as well as the challenge that we can offer at Deeside 6th will enable our young people to flourish and achieve their goals.” Chris Wynne, Managing Director of Wynne Construction said; “This has been an exemplar project in terms of the collaboration between all parties to deliver what is a fantastic new facility for sixth form education in Flintshire. We are delighted with the outcome” Note to editors Pictured in the attached photograph are: Ian Budd, Chief Officer Education and Youth, John Clutton, Chair of Coleg Cambria Board of Governors, Cllr. Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Chris Wynne, Managing Director of Wynne Construction and David Jones, CEO Coleg Cambria.