Posted: Mon 24th Apr 2023

Major construction milestone reached at Mynydd Isa Campus

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 24th, 2023

Welsh Education Minister Jeremy Miles has attended a special ceremony celebrating a major construction milestone at the site of the new Mynydd Isa Campus.

The event saw representatives from Flintshire County Council, Welsh Education Partnership (WEPCo), and Robertson Construction come together to sign the first steel beams for the state-of-the-art education campus.

The Mynydd Isa Campus, set to open in November 2024, will accommodate over 1,300 pupils and will be the first school delivered through Welsh Education Partnership (WEPco)

WEPco is a joint venture between the Development Bank of Wales (Welsh Government) and global investor Meridiam to design, build, finance, operate and maintain education infrastructure in Wales over 25 years. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It will utilise the Welsh Government’s Mutual Investment Model which sees private firms contracted to build and maintain public assets. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

At the ceremony, Minister Jeremy Miles, along with local pupils from Ysgol Mynydd Isa and Argoed High School, signed one of the beams that will become part of the new campus.

Minister Miles expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating: “I look forward to seeing the high-quality facilities and opportunities this sustainable school will offer pupils next year.”

Councillor Ian Roberts, Leader of Flintshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, echoed his sentiments, adding that the occasion was an exciting one for both the school and the local community.

Elliot Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of the Robertson Group, emphasised the company’s commitment to delivering a high-quality project and services that will have multiple benefits for the local community.

Christian Stanbury, CEO of WEPCo, highlighted the campus’s net-zero operation capabilities and potential long-term impact on the community, calling it a “fresh approach to the Welsh education portfolio.”

In the coming weeks, all pupils from Ysgol Mynydd Isa and Argoed High School will be invited to sign the steel beams, marking their place in the school’s history.

The Mynydd Isa Campus will provide a complete 3-16 educational programme within a single building, and will be BREEAM excellent and net-zero carbon in operation.

The existing Argoed High School is set to be demolished by September 2025, with new games pitches taking its place.

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