Tilbury Douglas to lead construction of new Passivhaus primary school

Leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out business Tilbury Douglas has been appointed to lead the construction of our new upcoming Wednesfield Technology Primary school, located near Wolverhampton, on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).

Located on the site of the former Elder School, the construction scheme will consist of the demolition of the previous school before beginning the building of the new facilities, and will be designed to meet the Passivhaus classic standard.

Meeting local authority’s objectives to improve the air quality in schools, the Passivhaus project will have building performance at its heart, using eco-friendly technologies and sustainable, low embodied carbon materials with the aim to reduce energy usage and make use of renewable resources of power to the school. The school will also be constructed using a SIPS design, improving on the building’s fire safety and sustainability credentials.

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.”

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.”

Wednesfield Technology Primary will be due to open September 2024.