Eastern High School is Cardiff’s latest Super School, for pupils as the name suggests, located to the East of the Welsh capital. With a £26 million investment, the new school will replace the existing Eastern High School in Rumney, and will eventually accommodate 1,200 pupils.
Ground was broken last week and the new facility will receive its first pupils in December 2017.
The building will be L- shaped an include 59 classrooms with 3 open teaching spaces along with the main hall, kitchen and dining areas, gym and changing facilities and activity studios.
Externally, the pupils will benefit from rugby pitch, a baseball diamond and eight-lane 110m hurdle track. Car parking will be extended to and space and racks to accommodate over 80 bicycles.
Working with appointed contractor, Wilmott Dixon, Swanmac will install heavy duty crank operated roller blinds to all classrooms and cassetted blackout blinds to all laboratories.
Neal Stephens, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon Construction said “We are delighted to be involved in this excellent new school for the city and given that so many of our staff live here, it will be something their children will benefit from too. Community will be a big focus for us and we will try whenever possible to use local labour and companies to build Eastern High.”
We are looking forward to working on this superb new super school!