Morgan Sindall Cardiff office bags second big school job

Aaron Morby 7 months ago
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Staff at Morgan Sindall’s Cardiff office have scored top marks for securing a second major South Wales school project in as many months.

New two-storey 100,000 sq ft school building
New two-storey 100,000 sq ft school building

The latest £27m win will see the construction team build a new home for Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School in Neath, South Wales.

The Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme award follows a £29m deal in September to build Whitmore High School in Barry.

Neath Port Talbot Council commissioned the latest school project where work has just started alongside the existing school, which will be demolished upon completion.

The school’s 900 pupils will benefit from 48 classrooms comprising creative workspaces, art facilities, and SEND facilities.

Rob Williams, area director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Neath Port Talbot Council on such an important investment in its education offering.

“Providing modern schools fit for 21st century education is a key priority for the local authority, and the designs for Cefn Saeson answer that brief perfectly. The school has a rich sporting heritage and the new facilities will leave it well placed to inspire the next generation of promising athletes.”

Construction work is expected to complete in early 2022. 

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