Cardiff City Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction to carry out enabling works for the rebuild of Willows High School.
The enabling works will cost £3.4 million and mark the first step in the existing school being relocated and rebuilt on land off Lewis Road, Splott. The new secondary school will offer sports facilities such as a sports hall, gym, drama studio and grass pitches which will be available for public use outside school hours.
Morgan Sindall Construction will be responsible for completing a number of tasks necessary for the new build. They include, installation of new utilities and relocation of existing services, excavation and groundworks as well as the demolition of existing buildings located on Portmanmor Road and at the Splott Market site.
Commenting on the latest developments, Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council, and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: “The enabling works associated with this project are an integral part of the development and the awarding of this contract is an exciting milestone in establishing a brand new home for Willows High School.
“When complete, the new school will provide exceptional facilities, expertise and teaching opportunities for students, staff and the community, representing a significant investment in the local area.”
Reflecting of their involvement, Rob Williams, Area Director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “It’s a real privilege to be awarded the contract for the enabling works at Willows High School in the vibrant city of Cardiff, which will pave the way for a 900-place secondary school.
“We’re very proud to play a role in the council’s investment in the next generation and the development plans for Willows High School will have a real impact on the education and future of young people in Splott and the surrounding area.
“This school is a further example of our commitment to creating additional school places and improvements across Wales, ensuring children receive the best chance to reach their full potential through the environments in which they learn.”
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