Wynne Construction has begun work on the second stage of a flagship transformation of a Wrexham college campus.
We have commenced construction of a new £14m health and wellbeing facility which will provide high-quality health and social care education on Coleg Cambria’s Yale campus. Appointed through the North Wales Construction Partnership Framework, we have initiated preparation works for the laying of the foundations, following the demolition of the existing building at the junction of Chester Road and Powell Road.
The three-storey development, which is projected to be completed by the summer of 2024, will include a fully furnished and industry-standard commercial spa and juice bar as well as facilities for simulated medical wards and virtual reality environments. An additional alternative therapy hub will also allow students and the wider community to gain access to treatments focused on alleviating mental and physical ailments such as anxiety and depression.
We previously delivered the adjoining £21m Hafod building with facilities for catering, creative arts, and sport students as part of Coleg Cambria’s wider campus transformation.
Graham Dickson, our contracts manager, said: “As a company based in North Wales, we are passionate about delivering schemes which will make a real impact on the entire region, and we are thrilled to be starting work on the second phase of this significant project. It has been fantastic to continue our strong relationship with Coleg Cambria and we look forward to seeing the development come to life over the coming year, as well as provide work experience and apprenticeship opportunities for students studying related courses at the college. Our team is already hard at work to ensure a seamless delivery of this building, which will provide students with a dynamic and interactive learning environment that we hope will inspire and motivate them to reach their full potential."
The project will see our company work with local members of the supply chain to provide opportunities for apprentices and work experience placements on site as part of the build over the coming months. Through the Wynne Futures Foundation, we are dedicated to the development of the next generation of the industry, with more than 75 apprentices and work experience placements planned to work on its schemes across 2023.
Vicky Edwards, vice principal of technical studies at Coleg Cambria, said: “Health and social care have always traditionally been taught in the classroom, so this is going to be revolutionary for education in this region. The practical skills and experience our learners will gain, in partnership with leading names in the sector, will ensure this is a living, breathing hub of activity, both academically and as a realistic working environment. We are very excited about this development, it’s going to be a game changer for health and social care, education and apprenticeships in North East Wales and beyond – we can’t wait to see it take shape over the months ahead.”