Miller Construction has been selected to deliver a new £30 million ‘learning campus’ in Holywell, North Wales. The project – to build a new primary and secondary school on the land adjacent to an existing High School – is the first to be announced as part of a four-year £270 million North Wales Schools and Public Buildings Contractor Framework to which Miller was appointed earlier this year.
The Framework covers approximately 15 projects which are to be delivered by a combination of Denbighshire County Council, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council, the Isle of Anglesey County Council and Flintshire County Council which owns the Holywell scheme.
The two new schools will be constructed on land at the top of the existing school playing field to prevent the current High School being disrupted. The single storey primary school will offer 315 pupil places and replace current local infants and junior schools. The three story secondary school will offer 600 places and replace the existing High School on this site.
Both are due to open from September 2016, offering the most up-to-date educational and IT facilities in modern, efficiently designed buildings which will also be available for wider community use. The campus will be delivered as part of the 21st Century School building programme.