Cadbury College

New £5.7M STEM centre in Birmingham


Cadbury College

Speller Metcalfe was contracted to build a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) centre for Cadbury Sixth Form College in Birmingham. The College is part of the Sandwell College family.

Promoting digital technology and learning, the new £5.7 million build has enabled the college to provide specialist, state-of-the-art teaching facilities and learning for students.

The project makes up Phase 2 of the College’s ambition to position itself as a centre for ‘aspirational advanced learning for young people’ and follows the opening of its £3.5 million Science City in 2021.

The new STEM centre reaches across two storeys, with the ground floor featuring a training kitchen and a large, open-plan restaurant and bar (Cadbury Restaurant) for the delivery of new food hospitality training courses, alongside a flexible study and social space, which will be available to hire as an external event space.

On the first floor there is access to traditional classrooms, an engineering IT room, media suite and a practical healthcare learning space.

Speller Metcalfe have worked with the college’s construction students throughout the build, using the scheme as a learning tool both during the construction phase and beyond.

A strategic focus has been implemented to exceed regulatory energy performance standards, whilst modern technologies have also been used to provide heat and lighting that reduce carbon emissions,