Morgan Sindall Construction have been appointed by to build the Associated Architects-designed, £5.6m, extension to Kings Heath Boys School in Birmingham.
Enabling works for the three-storey, 14,854sq.ft building, began in July on the first phase of construction, while pupils were off-site for the summer break.
The existing kitchen and administration block have been demolished to make space for a new sub-station upgrade and 1,743sq.ft kitchen extension. Construction on the new extension will begin later in the year
The extension will provide an accessible and inclusive new entrance for staff and students. The ground floor will be populated by shared learning spaces, located along a corridor space that forms an inspiring common area at the heart of the school.
These courtyard-facing corridors and resource areas will create an integrated social space accessible to the wider school community.
David Kelly, CWM framework manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, said:
“Local authorities across the West Midlands are employing innovative solutions to expand schools to support demand for primary and secondary school pupils, in the face of rapid population growth. Well-designed modern extensions and repurposed existing buildings have a key role to play.”