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Exemplar school project in Cardiff showcases Jubb’s engineering know-how

A multi-disciplinary team of engineers from our Cardiff office are currently involved in the relocation and construction of a brand new £64m school.

Working alongside major contractor, Kier, a full project team comprising our civils, structural, drainage and transport engineers have helped prepare the ground for the Fitzalan High School’s reopening in advance of the 2021/22 academic year.

External enabling works – including civils and sustainable drainage – began in July 2020 following the completion of a full transport plan devised by our consulting engineers. Now, the scheme has moved to the next phase which involves construction of the school’s building structures.

Once complete, Fitzalan High School will be home to 1,500 students and feature as an exemplar project for 21st Century Schools, which is fully-funding the scheme in Wales. Construction will meet the BREEAM excellent standard with two interconnecting buildings, 90 classrooms, nine science laboratories, drama studio, sports hall and dining area.

The school will also have a 1,800 seat multi-function hall with an atrium and learning spaces to support vocational training, such as construction. There will be an array of sporting facilities, including a 25m swimming pool and four multi-use games areas, which will be available for the local community to use.

Graeme Smith, Associate Director at Jubb, says:

“Schemes like this one at Fitzalan High School perfectly demonstrate the full end-to-end engineering capabilities of Jubb. We’ve played an instrumental role in several aspects of the project from planning to design and now construction.
Our partnership with Kier goes from strength-to-strength and we look forward to working on more public projects like this one where our multi-disciplinary team can apply innovative thinking and a collaborative mindset right from the off.”