First phase finished on facelift for Wolverhampton school

A Wolverhampton primary school has begun 2019 with improved facilities following the completion of the first phase of a major construction project.

Spring Vale Primary School, located on Kenilworth Crescent, now has an additional classroom for year six pupils as well as a larger, modernised kitchen. More work will take place over the next few months to revitalise the nursery along with reception areas and staff rooms.

The project is being delivered by Wolverhampton-based architect Tweedale in a partnership with Kier Group. Work is due to be completed by the spring.

Tweedale Associate, Nick Chapman, said: “It’s great to see this project progressing, with the first phase of works handed over before Christmas, while the extension to the school hall is set to be handed over early this year. Meanwhile, the kitchen extension and year six classroom are already being put to good use and have been very well received.”

Foundations are now being laid for a new-build two storey reception and nursery block, with staff facilities on the first floor. The changes have been planned with Wolverhampton Council to accommodate the growing population in the city, with demand for primary school places continuing to increase.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “We wanted to address the future needs of the community in Parkfield and felt this investment was vital to ensure we could deliver exceptional educational facilities for local residents.

“We’ve been extremely impressed with Tweedale and Kier’s approach to the development and are looking forward to seeing the end results before the end of the school year.”