University building shortlisted for prestigious architecture award

A Victorian building in Wolverhampton, which was given a new lease of life to become a learning hub for students, has been shortlisted for a prestigious architecture award.

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Hub has been shortlisted in the Building Conservation and Regeneration categories at this year’s RICS West Midlands awards.

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Pupils move into new school

Youngsters at West Heath Primary School in Birmingham are today stepping foot into their brand new, modern school, after work has been completed on a two-storey building on the site of the existing school.

The project has been delivered thanks to the partnership between Acivico, Tweedale and Balfour Beatty.

Designed by Tweedale, the new building is steel-framed with SIPS (Structural Insulated Panel System), which consist of timber panels from sustainable sources with an insulating foam core. The key benefits of SIPS are insulation, air-tightness and speed of build, as the SIPs are manufactured off-site in factories. These combined factors result in a building system that is strong, energy efficient and cost effective.

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