WORCESTER HIGH SCHOOL EXPANSION UNDERWAY
The School in Spetchley Road, Worcester, has contracted Malvern construction firm Speller Metcalfe’s Small Works division to develop a new extension in order to make way for additional space and facilities.
Alun Williams, Headteacher for the School said: “These are very exciting times here at Nunnery Wood at the start of 2013 as we are delighted to announce that our building project has received planning permission and that Speller Metcalfe has been awarded the contract to construct the building.
“Although there will be some disruption over the next 12 months, we are fortunate that the new building is to be sited at one end of the school and so school life will be able to carry on as normal.”
Bill Cave, Director of the Small Works team, said: “The School will be able to deliver its pupils up-to-date classrooms and amenities that cater for learning needs of pupils in 2012 and beyond.
“Expansion plans include Design & Technology workshops, classrooms and a drama studio that will double up as the School Hall – complete with orchestra pit, technician’s booth and retractable seating.”
While Speller Metcalfe has nearly 20 years’ experience working on education projects, which locally include King’s School, Worcester Sixth Form College and the University of Worcester, this will be the first academy for the building contractor.
“We will treat this as any of our other projects, liaising with the local community and the School to minimise disruption and ensure we can be flexible with their timetable and needs,” said Bill.
Following partial demolition of some of the existing school and asbestos removal, the new extension will be constructed predominantly as a single storey building with a two storey element beginning in February and completing in March 2014.