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Aluminum Manufacturer Starts Work on Cardiff ‘Super School’


AB Glass, an aluminium manufacturing and installation company, has started work at the new Eastern High School site in Cardiff, following the company being awarded a contract to provide design, manufacturing and installation services for the new school.

The contract has been awarded to the Swansea-based company by Willmott Dixon, one of the UK’s biggest privately owned construction and property services companies.

Following completion of the design and manufacture phases, AB Glass is now currently carrying out the installation of AA100 curtain wall screens, AA540 windows and AA190 doors, and AA100 SSG glass box curved glazing, at the school.

The contract is worth in excess of £500,000 to AB Glass for the works at the £26 million ‘super school’ based in Trowbridge, Cardiff. Eastern High School is designed to create a learning environment which offers a smooth transition from school to college and will encourage more students to access post 16 education and training.

The Eastern High School project will assist AB Glass to reinforce its working relationships in Wales with its key clients and enhance its reputation for delivering substantial educational projects.

Alan Brayley, managing director at AB Glass, said:

“Continuing our relationship with Willmott Dixon is very rewarding for the company and we are pleased to be involved with the development of this new state-of-the-art secondary school.

“Eastern High School will add to the work we do within the education sector and marks our second ‘super-school’ project the company has contributed to. We look forward to seeing the school opening for students in the East Cardiff area to enjoy later this year.”

AB Glass has an impressive portfolio of education based projects, with work in this sector only growing. Such projects completed by the company over recent years, include: Ysgol Bae Baglan, Neath Port Talbot; Penyrheol School, Swansea; Ynysboeth Community Primary, Mountain Ash; UWIC Hub, Cardiff; Birdwell School, Long Ashton, Bristol; Fusion One Building, Bournemouth University; and Brougham Hayes Student Accommodation, Bath.