School to accommodate 1,100 students

Morgan Sindall has been selected to build a £29m secondary school in Barry, south Wales.

Vale of Glamorgan council has appointed the company through the South East and Mid Wales Collaborative Construction framework. 

The school (pictured) will accommodate 1,100 pupils and is being built as part of Wales’ 21st Century Schools Programme for investment in education.

The proposed new build will replace the existing Whitmore High School, which currently supports 905 pupils. The current school will remain open for the duration of the construction period, before being demolished.

Whitmore High School CGI

Teaching space will be spread across three storeys, with 70 general classrooms and two drama and activity studios encompassed within the 11,000m2 site.

Another suite will also support students with additional learning needs.

Work will start onsite later this autumn and is expected to complete by spring 2022.

Morgan Sindall was appointed to four lots on the new £1bn framework this summer.

The four-year framework will be used by more than 20 Welsh councils and public bodies for schools, leisure facilities and municipal buildings.