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.
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.
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.
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.
DB3 have been tasked with designing the scheme from concept to tender, encompassing RIBA Stages 1-3.
Our DB3 Education team have been providing advice on education design for over 25 years and are fully experienced across the range of learning/education building types.
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