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  • Shelfield Academy

  • Shelfield Academy

  • Shelfield Academy

  • Shelfield Academy

Shelfield Academy
Walsall

The practice were appointed to work alongside the sponsors, Ormiston Academies Trust and Walsall Borough Council to develop the ITT documentation for the bid stage of the project, as well as to assist in the evaluation of competing teams proposals.

The complex nature of the project involved the part demolition, remodel and new-build of the existing academy, whilst maintaining an operational school. Early workshops determined the SoA's, adjacencies, the education vision and the future organisation structure of the academy which was very different to the corridor nature of the existing school.

The winning design developed as a series of two-storey clusters arranged along a central street incorporating retained and remodeled elements of the original school with a phased delivery.