Walsall College

Main Contractor:
Shepherd Construction Ltd
Walsall College of Arts & Technology
Package Value:

The new Business and Learning Campus at Walsall College is the first stage in the Walsall First investment programme forming a major part of the a £750m regeneration scheme driven by the Walsall Regeneration Company which includes Tesco as a key partner.

Valued at in excess of £40m, the new 23,500m2 campus is designed to house more than 12,000 students. The hundred teaching rooms are equipped with the very latest technology and additionally there is a hairdressing salon, dance and performing arts studio, gymnasium, a self contained motor vehicle workshop and a restaurant open to the general public.

Horbury Group played a significant part in the development of this project, with the installation of 9000lm of partitions / linings, 4000m2 of ceilings and 10,000m2 of SFS.

The centrepiece of the development is the aesthetically stunning Atrium which spans some 20m in height and provides a futuristic entrance to the five storey building. Horbury Building Systems installed all the partitions, linings and ceilings to this atrium including in excess of 3500m2 of perforated plasterboard to the walls and ceilings that ensure that Sound reverberation is minimised within the large open space. MWS Joinery Ltd were contracted to provide Cedar cladding to the stunning hub within the Atrium. MWS also provided doorsets and general joinery services, along with the manufacture and installation of counters and unitary.

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