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Live Project: Wolverhampton Central Learning Quarter

DB3 has been appointed as the Client Advisor and NEC Supervisor for RIBA Stages 3-6 for the Wolverhampton Central Learning Quarter project. The project aims to bring together the City of Wolverhampton College, including a new Sixth Form Centre, Wolverhampton Adult Education Services, and the Central Library, onto a single campus in the city centre. The project involves the design, remodelling, and repurposing of a range of new and existing buildings, some of which have listed status, to provide teaching and training facilities for a diverse range of courses and learning needs. As part of the project, the public realm will undergo a re-ordering process to become an essential component of the scheme and contribute towards the concept of a unified campus.

Client: City of Wolverhampton Council
Location: Bilston Street, Wolverhampton
Value: £30.57m
Start date: Summer 2017
Wolverhampton LC
Winter 2023
Wolverhampton Learning Quarter Breaks Ground

The Wolverhampton Learning Quarter has achieved a major milestone by recently breaking ground. Excavations are currently in progress, and internal stripping has begun.

Construction
Summer 2022
McLaughlin & Harvey appointed as contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey have been granted a Pre-Construction Services Agreement, indicating their selection to lead the planning and development of the comprehensive scheme. They will be responsible for creating detailed designs and performing some preliminary groundwork to facilitate the project's progress.

DB3 Leeds HQ Studio
Summer 2022
DB3 given the green light

Between 2019 and 2022, the project was put on hold for an extended period. However, in 2022, the client decided to resume the project after receiving new funding and initiated a review of the design to ensure it still aligned with their requirements and complied with current standards and regulations. To facilitate this, the client engaged DB3 as their Client Advisor and NEC Supervisor for RIBA Stage 3-6.

Leveling-Up
Summer 2022
Wolverhampton welcomes £20 million for new City Learning Quarter

The client, the City of Wolverhampton Council, has secured £20 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to help deliver the ambitious Wolverhampton Central Learning Quarter.

Wolverhampton City Council
Summer 2017
DB3 appointed

DB3 have been tasked with designing the scheme from concept to tender, encompassing RIBA Stages 1-3.

“The City Learning Quarter will have a visible and tangible impact on the City of Wolverhampton, its residents and students at City of Wolverhampton College, making a massive difference to everyday life through direct investment in skills and education.”

Council Leader, Ian Brookfield

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