Wolverhampton Civic Centre

£18m revamp of the Wolverhampton Civic Centre


Wolverhampton Civic Centre

Speller Metcalfe has been contracted to refurbish Wolverhampton Civic Centre, including renovating the main building and existing car park. The existing mechanical and electrical services in the Civic Centre are original to the 1960s design so require updating in line with their recommended life expectancy. The project has involved close collaboration with the council to ensure that services can remain operational throughout.

The first phase of works involved the refurbishment works to the centre car park. This included newly painted floors, walkways, ceilings and walls with colour-coded car park spaces in addition to new signage, lighting, sprinkler and fire alarm systems. All staircases have been re-painted and modernised and new bike stores incorporated for use by Council staff. Ticket machines with upgraded features have been installed, linking the car park to the Civic Centre booking facilities. The car park hosts around 350 spaces across 3 levels and links to the Civic Hall.

Following completion of the car park, the main package of works to the Civic Centre offices include:

• A new Customer Service Area on the ground floor;
• Enhancement and relocation of the cafe facility on the Ground floor;
• New finishes to the floor coverings and wall decoration and ceiling finishes to office areas;
• Re-configuration of meeting rooms and office areas to achieve a more efficient layout to suit the Council’s requirements;
• Essential mechanical and electrical works;
• Refurbishment of existing kitchenette areas;
• A new B2B suite on the second floor.