After an 81 week construction, Morgan Sindall have shared images of the new Whitmore High School.
The project began in September 2019, as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 21st Century Schools programme, a partnership with the Welsh Government that saw a £30.5 million investment into the new building.
The new building, which is expected to open in September 2021 sees teaching space spread across three storeys, with 70 general classrooms and two drama studios within the 11,000-meter square site.
The facility, which will accommodate 1,100 pupils also includes a specialist suite will also help support students with additional learning needs and indoor and outdoor sporting facilities form part of the development and include an all-weather pitch and multi-use games court as well as a central courtyard designated for group learning and informal use.
First look Images: Inside Whitmore High School
In 2019, Cllr Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said: “The new school with its state-of-the-art facilities will see pupils at Whitmore High given the very best platform for success.
“The extensive development taking place at Whitmore High is the latest in a far-reaching series of work being carried out under our 21st Century Schools programme that is the most ambitious ever undertaken in the Vale.”
Staff and pupils are expected to transfer to the new building for September 2021 to allow demolition of the existing buildings and creation of new sport facilities, with the project due for completion by spring 2022.