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Contract awarded for new City Learning Quarter in Wolverhampton

McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointed to provide facilities for a new Learning Quarter for the City of Wolverhampton College, Adult Education and Central Library.

McLaughlin & Harvey Senior Project Manager, Shane Greer, said: “After successfully completing our collaboration with the council on the design and preparatory works, we are delighted to be commencing works as the main contractor on Wolverhampton City Learning Quarter in the coming weeks.

“We will be undertaking initial enabling works such as utility diversions, welfare construction and hoarding installation in advance of demolition and piling commencing in the new year.”

Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Simkins commented: “The City Learning Quarter is a game-changing scheme for Wolverhampton. A lot of hard work has been put in by council and college representatives, supported by our local MP Stuart Anderson and the West Midlands Combined Authority, to secure vital funding and get us to the point where we can make our vision a reality.”

The City Learning Quarter’s main facility will be situated around the Old Hall Street and St George’s Parade area of the city centre, incorporating a site on the corner of Garrick Street and Bilston Street, where the former Faces nightclub building once stood.

The scheme is expected to be completed by 2025.

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