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A contractor has been selected as the preferred bidder for the design and build of a new joint education campus, to be located in the Fairwater area of Cardiff.

ISG will undertake the detailed design and build process for the scheme, including the temporary accommodation associated with the works.

The project will be the largest, in scale and investment, of Cardiff’s education developments brought forward under Cardiff Council and Welsh Governments Band B Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme. Three new build schools will be located on one site, becoming home to Cantonian High School, Riverbank School and Woodlands High School.

It is Cardiff’s first school campus to be operationally Net Zero Carbon, also targeting significant reduction in embodied carbon during build stage of the project.

Richard Skone, regional director for ISG’s construction business in Wales, said: “The scale and ambition of this pioneering project is transformative both from an educational co-location perspective and its operationally net zero carbon commitment and targets for reducing embodied carbon.

“When we also factor in our collective focus on driving social value legacy from this considerable community investment, Fairwater campus is undoubtedly one of the most eagerly anticipated exemplar projects for smart and ethical development in Wales today.”

Cllr Sarah Merry, deputy leader of Cardiff Council, and cabinet member for education, employment and skills, added: “The campus will be one of the most educationally advanced institutions in the UK, bringing together three very different schools each with their own identity, on one site and providing a distinct combination of learning which will allow each school to share facilities, expertise and teaching opportunities, providing an exceptional experience for students, staff and the community.”