The works are the demolition, partial refurbishment and new build construction of Yorkswood Primary School, Kingshurst Way, Solihull, B37 6DF.
The existing campus comprises 2 buildings built in 1957 using the ‘Vic Hallam’ lightweight timber system, with additional steel support in places. These buildings are constructed on a 2 032 mm, (6’-8”) grid, and are single storey over three different modular heights to suit office, classroom and assembly hall use. The site also contains the existing Brambles Nursery in a 2007 brick built steel framed extension to be extensively modified internally.
The site remodelling proposes the demolition of the Vic Hallam structure to allow the construction of the new traditionally built single story school that will be linked to the retained Brambles Nursery which will be remodelled and refurbished.
The single on site access road leading to the main site access on Kingshurst Way is to be widened to allow vehicles to pass, car parking is to be expanded and formalised together with landscaped improvements and safer pedestrian routes created with dedicated protected pedestrian routes to both sides.