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Work starts on new multi-million-pound 6th form college

Construction company Stepnell has installed the new building's .5 metre-high steel frame

Posted by Hannah Vickers | February 07, 2017 | Bricks & mortar

Construction company Stepnell has started work on a cutting-edge new sixth form building at the Stourport High School and Sixth Form College in Worcestershire.  

The school secured £3.5 million from the Education Funding Agency to create the state-of-the-art learning facilities which will be used by 240 sixth form students from Stourport-on-Severn and the surrounding area. The new complex will single and two-storey areas, a lecture theatre/performance space, refectory, science laboratories, information and communications technology facilities, including 16 classrooms.

The construction programme has just reached a key milestone with the installation of the new building’s 9.5 metre-high steel frame.

The development, designed by Sheppard Building and Project Consultancy alongside Robothams Architects, will create much-needed modern, purpose-built learning facilities. 

Due to open to students in September 2017, the new college will also be closer to the main school, making it easier for sixth form students to use other school facilities. 

Chris King, executive principal of the Stourport High School and Sixth Form College, said: “The whole of our school community is extremely excited about our new sixth form building, which will provide students from across the Wyre Forest a wonderful place to study.  

There is certainly an air of excitement from our prospective students who will be the first year group to study in the fully equipped, modern classrooms and facilities - Chris King, executive principal of the Stourport High School and Sixth Form College

“Interviews are currently taking place with Year 11 students and there is certainly an air of excitement from our prospective students who will be the first year group to study in the fully equipped, modern classrooms and facilities.”

Stepnell director Richard Wakeford agrees.

“This is an inspiring development which will enable sixth form students and teaching staff to benefit from enhanced, modern learning facilities,” he said.

“Our team has extensive experience of delivering high-quality educational buildings and we are delighted to be working with the Stourport High School on this new college, which will provide students with the very best possible learning environment”. 

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