Eastern High School, Cardiff

Client: Willmott Dixon Construction / Cardiff City Council

Sector: Education

Value: £26M

Cambria Consulting are the appointed Civil and Structural Engineers for the design and specification of the sub and superstructure of Eastern High School. The new school will replace the existing Llanrumney High School and Trowbridge tertiary college to accommodate a total of 1520 pupils in the 11-16 year and post 16 age groups.

The structural steel frame has been designed to suit the architectural intent of creating an inspiring educational environment for secondary to post 16 pupils. This has been achieved with a braced steel frame with long span roof beams to accommodate the large double storey hall and dining areas. The roof has been designed to accommodate the load from PV solar cells.

The original scheme foundation design called for deep trench fill foundations, however Cambria investigated alternatives that had been previously discounted and delivered an alternative solution which involved surface ground enhancement and shallow foundations with ground bearing slab. This eliminated our Client’s risk in the ground as well as delivering programme and cost savings to the entire project.

< Back to Case Studies

Latest News View all

Pagabo National Framework Award

We are pleased to announce we’ve been awarded a place on the Pagabo National Framework for Professional Services 2020 in the Civil and Structural Engineering Categories for Wales, South West and the Midlands…. Read more »

Merry Christmas from all at Cambria!

Cambria support Cardiff Foodbank this Christmas

This year, for our annual Christmas Charity, we have decided to collect for our local Cardiff FoodBank. Foodbank use is sadly at record levels in the UK with a reported 23% rise in food… Read more »

Join our team at Cambria!

We’re hiring! Click here to find out more details …..  

Cambria take part in 5-a-side in support of Guide Dogs Cymru

Cambria were invited by Blake Morgan to take part in a charity 5-a-side tournament on Friday 4th October in support of Guide Dogs Cymru. The tournament was held to raise money to help… Read more »

All the best Angela!

Wishing our Angela all the best on her maternity leave! We look forward to welcoming you back in 2020.

We’re Hiring, Join Our Team!

Civil Engineers, we’re hiring at our Cardiff office! Our Cardiff office is growing, and we need an excellent Engineer and Technician to become key members of our team. Click here to find out… Read more »

We’re Hiring!

Structural Engineers, we’re hiring, and we want the best! Our Bristol office is growing, and we need an excellent Engineer to become a key member of our team. Click here to find out… Read more »