Wynne Construction was appointed by Flintshire County Council to design and build a £7.1m programme of works, as part of a package of investment in the Early Years childcare offer at 11 primary schools across the county. This investment included a new extension and remodelling works for Ysgol Brynfford, near Holywell under the Welsh
Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme (formerly 21st Century Schools Programme). The Early Years programme aimed to smooth the transition between pre-school and nursery by offering all day care for 3 to 4 year olds at the primary school locations. Ysgol Brynfford was largest scheme for the contract, in terms of value and complexity. It consisted of an extension for the early year’s facility with an additional room to become a new library, extensions to each of the current classrooms, a new activity room, an extension to the school hall, increasing the school footprint by a third in size, refurbished the existing toilets and provided the headteacher with her own office. We built temporary internal walls, to enable the school to continue as a “live”
site and to minimise disruption to lessons during the construction phase. Our social value activities are aligned with the Well-being of Future Generations Act and designed to maximise the benefits for the local Flintshire economy.
With the use of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and method methods of construction, reducing waste through manufacturing offsite, along with recycling and sorting of waste products, 95% of waste created was diverted from landfill for the Ysgol Brynffordd project.
The project was built during a time of restrictions due to the COVID pandemic. The construction industry continued but
for many school pupils in Flintshire, their education moved to remote-learning. In partnership with the Wynne Futures
Foundation and The Neumark Foundation, we donated £1,000 towards buying laptops to be donated to Year 10 and 11 pupils
who didn’t have access at home.
We aim to source a local supply chain, with targets based within Flintshire County (postcode) or within 30 miles of site, resulting in a local workforce and subsequently lower CO2 emissions for travelling to and from site.
The labour force analysis for the Ysgol Brynffordd project delivered 48% (83 persons) living with 30 miles of site and a total of 60% (120 persons) living within North Wales.