Building work on Ysgol Pen Coch, the new specialist primary school, has been completed. Wynne Construction have handed the keys to the building in Flint to Flintshire County Council and the school's head teacher Ange Anderson.
The school will open in September and will provide high quality, modern facilities for children who have additional educational needs. It sits on the same campus as Ysgol Gwynedd.
The facilities include a therapy suite with a hydrotherapy pool; a multi-purpose hall for assembly, music and drama and 12 classrooms.
There will be two sensory suites - one light and one dark and a soft play area. Pupils will also be able to use a library, ICT room and a food technology classroom.
The building has been designed in an environmentally-aware way using a high proportion of sustainable materials.
It has been designed to have low heating costs due to the high levels of insulation in the walls, floors, roof and windows. The boiler is a high efficiency unit and high levels of natural daylight will be employed together with automated lighting controls to reduce energy usage.
Ventilation of the building has been designed to provide a healthy internal environment and have a low energy consumption.
Progress is also being made on the new specialist high school, Ysgol Maes Hyfryd, which is attached to Flint High School. Pupils transferring to the new schools have already had opportunities to visit the new school sites. Further visits will become a regular feature for pupils and parents to ensure they are familiar with the new school environment.
Both schools have been designed by Flintshire County Council architects.
Ms Anderson said: "I am very pleased to receive the keys to the building and would like to compliment Wynne Construction for their high standard of workmanship."
Simon Moreton, Commercial Manager, Wynne Construction said: "The project has presented a number of challenges to both Wynne Construction and the design team, but through continuous communication and collaborative planning the project has been successfully completed on time and to the full satisfaction of everyone involved. A state-of-the-art specialist facility has been provided at a competitive cost. All partnering members can be proud of their achievement."
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