Expansion of Thomas Telford UTC Gets Planning

Planning permission has been granted for the comprehensive expansion of Thomas Telford University Technical College, the next phase of development at the University of Wolverhampton Springfield Campus.

The project will add two new buildings totalling just under 4,500sq.m of accommodation and see pupil numbers increase from 600 to 1,050 to provide additional teaching and support spaces.

Designed by Associated Architects, working alongside contractors Morgan Sindall, structural engineers Copeland Wedge Associates and M&E contractor Couch Perry Wilkes, the scheme includes a new three-storey teaching building and a separate sports hall facility with a reconfigured and enhanced external social space and multi-use games area.

The project has seen a highly effective collaboration between the Thomas Telford Multi-Academy Trust, the Department for Education, The University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Council and the design and construction team to bring forward a scheme that continues the rejuvenation and reinvention of the former brewery site.

It follows the School of Architecture & the Built Environment which was completed last year and the National Brownfield Institute, currently on site, which are both designed by Associated Architects.

Richard Perry, Director at Associated Architects said,

“We are very excited to continue our work at the Springfield campus. It has been a great team effort to develop such a fantastic scheme on a brownfield site within the local conservation area, whilst meeting the aspirations of the Thomas Telford Multi-Academy Trust and the DfE, and working within the context of the wider Springfield masterplan.”

 

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