ANTZ appointed to £1 billion framework (Published: 11 May 2022)
ANTZ appointed to £1 billion framework

Social Impact organisation ANTZ has been appointed to the £1bn South East and Mid Wales Collaborative Construction Framework (SEWSCAP).

As part of the Band B 21st Century Schools Programme, Cantonian High School in West Cardiff will be completely redeveloped. New build accommodation will be created on the existing site, expanding the school from six forms of entry to eight, with sixth form provision of up to 250 pupils.

Additionally, Woodlands High School and Riverbank Special School will both be relocated to the Cantonian site and capacity will increase from 140 to 240 places and 70 to 112 places respectively in new build accommodation.

The current Specialist Resource Base at Cantonian for learners with an autism spectrum condition will also expand from 20 to 30 places in purpose-built accommodation.

Jen Gillies Pemberton, ANTZ Founder and CEO, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be working with SEWSCAP and its chosen construction partner on this redevelopment project and the possibilities to bring about meaningful community change are huge.

"Key to executing a successful community programme that delivers true Social Value is ensuring a person-centred approach is taken with all community partners having a seat around the table and an equal voice when discussing how a programme of engagement should work, how best to reach out, what success looks like and how to deliver it.

"We are really looking forward to meeting the community and helping to deliver a hugely successful development that delivers true societal impact."

Chris McLellan, SEWSCAP framework manager, added: "ANTZ has a proven track record in working with organisations to create positive societal change and will help us deliver and evaluate Social Value on this scheme in partnership with our chosen contractor. We can't wait to see the results as they begin to take shape."