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.

Read Full Story

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.

Read Full Story

Victorian schoolhouse modernised with creative renovation

A Victorian school in Erdington has been given a new lease of life thanks to a successful modernisation scheme and extension. 

The challenging construction project at Osborne School has been designed by Tweedale Architects, based in Wolverhampton working with Acivico and Balfour Beatty. The scheme now provides the school with a large, two storey classroom extension. Meanwhile, the existing Victorian buildings were modernised through a series of alterations and renovation work. Read Full Story

Community and students to benefit from improved school facilities

A large, multi-use sports hall and studio will soon be available for use by the Wolverhampton community as part of improvement works to a local school. 

The hall extension at Stowlawn Primary School in Bilston is part of a larger overhaul that will see the school building transformed by the summer of 2019, providing both the school and the local community with a versatile space for group activities and events. 

Responding to a need for more modern facilities accessible for use by the wider public, as well as greater capacity to cope with increased numbers of students, the major renovation project is being delivered by Wolverhampton-based architect Tweedale in a partnership with Kier Group.

Read Full Story

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.

Read Full Story

Innovative design turns the tables on old school hall

Snazzy retractable tables have stolen the spotlight in our latest school development, where creative thinking was key to providing a multi-purpose hall for pupils. 

The brand new facility at Yardleys School in Birmingham needed to be versatile, as it will be used for events, PE and sports lessons, school productions, exams and, of course, dinner.

Retractable tables, provided by Versa, will prove a fantastic time and labour saver, enabling the new space to be quickly and easily changed around to suit a variety of uses.

Read Full Story

Hotel extension tests our team’s expertise

Our technical expertise and creativity were recently tested in project that has added 18 new bedrooms plus ancillary facilities to a hotel in the centre of Bicester.

Cherwell District Council appointed Tweedale to plan the conversion of a second floor over the town’s public library into extra bedrooms for a Travelodge, knowing our team excels in finding solutions for complex projects.

The 53-room hotel was originally completed in 2015 as part of the council’s regeneration of the Franklin’s Yard area of the town, which also saw a new library facility, restaurants, retail units and office space introduced to the area.

Read Full Story

Extension completed at Shropshire hospital

Bridgnorth Community Hospital has officially opened a new extension that will allow dementia patients much-needed space to spend with their family.

The extension to the Agnes Campbell Ward was overseen by Tweedale and consists of a 29sq m room being constructed in a yard that is bound on all four sides.

The Agnes Campbell ward is a twenty-five bedded ward and is able to accommodate patients of mixed gender and ages, however, the patients are predominately elderly and normally require a period of rehabilitation to enable them to return home.
Read Full Story

Historic Willenhall school to become company HQ

A historic Willenhall school with an iconic clock tower has been turned into the new headquarters of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, which has been based in the West Midlands town for nearly 150 years.

The former Little London School on Stafford Street closed more than a decade ago but has been refurbished by Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd as part of a multi-million pound development project. The clock tower has been refurbished and protected as part of the redevelopment.

Tweedale was responsible for the new office design.
Read Full Story

Luxury Living in Wolverhampton

Completion may still be a few months away, but the attraction of living in one of Wolverhampton’s most iconic locations is proving to be popular with homebuyers.

The former Coniston House office building at Chapel Ash, on the western gateway to Wolverhampton Ring Road, is currently being converted into 42 luxury one and two-bedroom apartments and over half the units have already been sold.

The landmark building, which will be known as Belvedere Residence, is being transformed by Dudley-based developer, Blackacres Limited, with Tweedale responsible for the innovative design.

Read Full Story

Asparagus Point – the journey so far

Construction work has recently started on a new industrial estate in Worcestershire, but for Tweedale, the journey to get to this point began in 2011.

That’s when we began working on this project after forming a new relationship with the developer, Hortons’ Estate.

Several design concepts were pursued including offices, large scale warehousing and a trade park. There was also considerable interest from individual commercial operators for bespoke buildings. Read Full Story

Official opening for new school building

A new school building, designed by Tweedale Ltd, has been officially opened by Shadow Digital Minister, Liam Byrne MP.

The £2.1million project at Brownmead Primary Academy, located on Shard End in Birmingham, will eventually provide 210 extra primary school places for local children.

Tweedale, which has a great track record in designs for the education sector, worked with Acivico and contractor, Balfour Beatty, to deliver this project, which covers 522sq m and consists of six classrooms and new toilets.
Read Full Story