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Works complete on phase two of £3.9m King Edward VI School renovation

construction workers on site

Phase two of the £3.9m King Edward VI School expansion and renovation in Lichfield, Staffordshire has been completed.

This project is comprising of two phases, led by G F Tomlinson for Staffordshire County Council, with project management from Entrust, under the Staffordshire Construction framework. The project involves the delivery of a new extension to an existing building, as well as the construction of a new modular building to provide essential replacement teaching spaces at the co-educational comprehensive for pupils aged 11 to 18.

Phase one, which is progressing well, is expected to be complete in spring 2021, and involves the construction of a new three-storey extension on the site of a former swimming pool, which has been closed for over ten years.

The extension will provide the school with enhanced teaching and auxiliary spaces, as well as an administration area on the lower ground floor, which will be the location of the school’s new student services area.

Phase two started in spring this year and is now complete - works involved the demolition of the existing accommodation buildings, replacing them with a brand new standalone modern modular structure to provide enhanced science laboratory teaching facilities.

John Doherty, CEO of Entrust Support Services, said: “We are delighted to have project managed the construction of the new teaching facilities at King Edward VI School. This has been a complex project which we are proud to have worked on alongside our partners G F Tomlinson, Staffordshire County Council and the school. We are confident these new spaces will support pupil’s learning for a long time to come.”

Chris Flint, director of G F Tomlinson, said: “We are pleased to have completed the latest phase of this project for our client Staffordshire County Council. The works are providing the school with a much-needed renovation by removing older buildings and replacing them with brand new, optimised teaching spaces and facilities. These important changes to the school will maximise the space and have a positive impact on the overall experience of both the pupils and the staff.

“We continue to enjoy productive partnerships with Arc Partnership and Entrust Property Services, as well as all of our local supply chain partners, and look forward to seeing the next phase of the renovation at King Edward VI School progress over the coming months.”

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