Pillar/post/wall (moved from disasters)

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hi
This is my first post so I don't know whether to give minute details or just general. Anyway, we decided to have relocate our kitchen door to the side wall (external load bearing)
Normally this is very straightforward but unfortunately the window was in the way of the new doorway so has been taken out. Now a smaller window needs to be installed. However before that can happen a little bit of a wall needs to built. Which has already been started.
It is 5.6 concrete blocks high. My question is should this be built like a wall or a pillar/post as its only a block width? I'm getting two opinions and it's doing my head in. One guy (he is a known builder) insists on a cavity whilst other says no cavity and treat it as if you're building a pillar cos you're supporting above room
(See pic) at the mo it's a cavity.
Advice please.
Thanks
Tony
 

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