McLaughlin & Harvey has been chosen as the preferred construction partner by City of Wolverhampton Council for the new City Learning Quarter scheme in the UK.

The company has been awarded a pre-construction contract and will now provide detailed designs and undertake minor preparatory works ahead of commencement of construction next spring.

The £50m City Learning Quarter scheme has been developed by the council in partnership with City of Wolverhampton College.

City of Wolverhampton Council leader Ian Brookfield said: “The appointment of our preferred construction partner now brings us within touching distance of being able to start works on this game-changing scheme – 2023 is going to be a huge year for the City Learning Quarter.

“The new facilities will provide a vital facelift as we re-imagine our city centre, which is benefiting from £1 billion of investment overall.”

The 10,000m2 City Learning Quarter will be situated around the Old Hall Street and St. George’s Parade area of the city centre.

The City Learning Quarter will create 750 jobs in the local economy.

City of Wolverhampton College expects that over a ten-year period around 45,000 people will benefit from learning at the City Learning Quarter and around 7,500 apprenticeships will be started.

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Image: The £50m City Learning Quarter scheme has been developed by the council in partnership with City of Wolverhampton College. Credit: McLaughlin & Harvey/ City of Wolverhampton College/ City of Wolverhampton Council.