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Old Warehouse to Become New Maths Centre for College

A redundant warehouse site is to enjoy a new lease of life for King Edward VI College in the centre of Stourbridge.

It follows the grant of full planning consent for the redevelopment of the building on St John’s Road, formerly owned by fixings manufacturer De Saulles & Son.

Under the plans, the site, which has been vacant and in a state of disrepair for a number of years, will become a state-of-the-art mathematics centre for the college. The scheme will see the redundant warehouse demolished and replaced by a contemporary two-storey structure containing seven classrooms. The imaginative and contemporary development will provide modern teaching accommodation, which will help King Edward VI College remain one of the top further education institutions in the West Midlands.

Sustainability will be at the core of the development. The scheme incorporates a number of features such as photovoltaic panels to generate electricity and the site is well located for public transport. A dozen cycle parking spaces are planned to go next to the new building.