Flintshire County Council is undertaking work at the Queensferry campus on a project that will improve the education and community facility provision in the area. The Council, in partnership with Welsh Government, and the WRU will be investing over £10.5m into the campus with the aim to provide the following changes to the campus:
Queensferry Primary School - a new hall and dining facilities, a new entrance and reception area for up to 180 full time pupils, additional external works will be included for and we will also redirect the existing public footpath.
Plas Derwen – a new build educational centre for 97 places for pupils who experience difficulty accessing mainstream education and require specialist intervention for their behavioural, social and emotional challenges. The two-storey development will include eight classrooms with associated group rooms, nurture rooms and shared resource areas, new hall and kitchen and specialist practical classrooms. The existing playground area will be subdivided to allow sets of pupils their own dedicated external space.
Community Hub - a new build building comprising of learning rooms for community use, changing rooms for use by the community sports clubs including a local rugby club and a shared space for club activities and for use by community groups we are working with the Deeside Community Trust on this part of the project.
The new and refurbished facilities will transform the current campus into one fit for the 21st Century.
The new and improved learning environments will help to inspire pupils to learn and will assist the Council in achieving its obligations under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The project promotes a more equal Wales by providing modern facilities which will remove barriers to learning and increase the likelihood of children and young people realising their full potential.
The project was officially launched in January 2020 and will be delivered by Kier Construction, with an anticipated completion date of summer 2021 for Plas Derwen and the Community Hub and summer of 2022 for Queensferry Primary School.
Project Announcement January 2020