Fitzalan School

We are providing NEC Contract Supervisor services for the construction of the new Fitzalan High School in Cardiff.

The new development will replace the current school which is nearly 50 years old.

The scheme comprises a £63 million investment in the local community that will see the existing Fitzalan High School replaced with a new-build 10 form entry school. The new school will accommodate up to 1,850 pupils between the age of 11 and 16, plus a sixth form.

The new school will offer comprehensive sports facilities. These include a multi-use games area and 3G pitches.

There will also be a new indoor swimming pool, replacing the current pool which is already extensively used by local schools and community groups. These, and other facilities at the school will be available for public use outside school hours.

The new Fitzalan High School is the latest project delivered under Cardiff Council and Welsh Government’s £284m Band B 21st Century Schools Programme.

NEC Contract Supervisor Cardiff

The project is being delivered under an NEC3 contract, and the completed building should be ready by spring 2023.

As NEC Contract Supervisor our role is to ensure works are carried out in accordance with the contract, and that the highest standards of quality are upheld.

The NEC Supervisor is a named role in the ECC and is responsible for notifying Defects to the Contractor.

An NEC Supervisor is responsible for witnessing tests and inspections by the Contractor and monitoring the quality of construction works on site. Inspections are undertaken to ensure construction is compliant with the Works Information, the NEC Contract and applicable law.

The NEC Supervisor, not so dissimilar to a Clerk of Works, acts independently. They are appointed by the Employer (Client) to protect their interests on site and throughout the project lifetime up to the Defects Date.

If Defects are not notified as soon as they are found prior to Completion considerable additional costscan be incurerd by the Contractor and Employer. If uncorrected once work these defects can cause significant disruption to the end users of the building.

This is where the NEC Supervisor adds significant value to the project. By ensuring Defects are notified promptly and ensuring corrective action has been taken cost overruns and disruption can be avoided.

Client : Cardiff Council

Architect : Austin Smith Lloyd

Planning : KEW Planning

Contractor : Kier

Services : NEC Supervisor

Sector : Education

See our recent article on our NEC Supervisor role at Silverwood School in Wiltshire.


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  • David Kirk
  • James Lodge