Tilbury Douglas to lead construction of new Passivhaus primary school

Tilbury Douglas has been appointed to lead the construction of Wednesfield Technology Primary School on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).

As part of Shireland Multi Academy Trust, the new technology primary school for 446 primary school pupils, located near Wolverhampton, will be designed and built to meet the Passivhaus classic standard.

Located on the site of the former Edward the Elder School, which has been abandoned for several years, the construction scheme will consist of the demolition of the previous school and then the construction of the new facilities.  


Meeting local authority’s objectives to improve air quality in schools, this Passivhaus project will have building performance at its heart, including using a range of sustainable, low embodied carbon materials. The new school will also be constructed using a SIPS design, improving the fire safety of the building, as well as its sustainable credentials.

Simon Butler, Managing Director Building Central at Tilbury Douglas, said: “As the fourth project we have worked on for Shireland Multi Academy Trust, we are looking forward to working collaboratively to deliver this new school which will increase the education provision in the region.”

CEO of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, Sir Mark Grundy, said: “We are delighted to be working with Tilbury Douglas again on this very special school project. As a Trust, we are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and this energy efficient school will house bright young minds in an environment that helps to secure the future of our planet.

“We look forward to working with the communities in and around Wednesfield and bringing the best opportunities that a Shireland education has to offer.”

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