Contract Awarded for Enabling Works at Cardiff’s Willows High School

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A contract for enabling works associated with developing a new 900-place accommodation for Willows High School in Cardiff has been awarded. The contractor, Morgan Sindall Construction, will also progress the design of the main school under a pre-service contract.

The enabling works, a £3.4 million investment, form part of Cardiff Council and Welsh Government’s Band B, Sustainable Communities for Learning programme. The project involves relocating and rebuilding the existing school on land off Lewis Road, Splott.

The new secondary school will feature comprehensive sports facilities. These include a sports hall, gym, drama studio, and grass pitches accessible to the public outside school hours. Construction of the new campus is anticipated to commence in Autumn 2023. This is subject to planning and procurement processes.

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Willows High School to Provide Outstanding Opportunities

Rob Williams, Area Director at Morgan Sindall Construction, was thrilled by the company’s participation. He also expressed the company’s privilege in being awarded the contract for the enabling works at Willows High School. The project is expected to pave the way for a modern secondary school with a capacity for 900 students.

Cllr Sarah Merry, Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment, and Skills, highlighted the significance of the enabling works in establishing a new home for Willows High School.

Once completed, the new school will provide outstanding facilities, expertise, and teaching opportunities for students and staff. It will also offer a great community, representing a substantial investment in the local area.