Students from a Black Country academy are set to benefit from a £1.6 million sports hall development.
Construction has started at The Holly Hall Academy in Dudley, which has invested in a new state of the art sports hall.
The new development is being created by Coventry based Deeley Construction and will include four badminton courts, a dance studio, a full- size basketball court and space for netball and hand ball courts.
A new fitness suite with modern gym equipment will also be installed alongside changing room facilities.
The development is due to be competed by March 31 next year and will bring much needed sports facilities to the academy after its existing sports hall suffered severe water damage resulting in £30,000 of running repairs.
Students on the basketball team are just a few who will benefit from the new full-size basketball court, which will now be able to facilitate home games, including the England Schools Basketball Competition.
Graham Lloyd, principal at the academy said: “We are absolutely thrilled. Our current indoor PE facilities are very poor for an academy of this size, so we are excited to welcome the new sports facilities.”
Deely managing director Martin Gallagher said he hoped to carry on the success of the company’s previous involvement with the academy which included the construction of a new technology teaching block.