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First look at design of £20m new school

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This is the first new image of a £20 million school set to be built in the Black Country.

This is the first new image of a £20 million school set to be built in the Black Country.

The Wednesbury Learning Campus is being built as part of the Building Schools for the Future scheme.

The school - currently called Wodensborough Technology College - is one of three in the borough to be rebuilt or revamped this year under the Government's axed scheme.

Nine school rebuilding projects worth £138m were scrapped in July by Education Secretary Michael Gove.

But the contracts had already been signed for the work and now a planning application has been submitted to Sandwell Council.

Planning applications have also been submitted this week for work on Alexandra High School in Tipton and Oldbury College of Sport. It is hoped the work will start on all three schemes before Christmas.

Work at the new Wednesbury Learning Campus, which is in Hydes Road, will see alterations to existing buildings and the erection of a new two storey teaching block with associated landscaping and new car parking.

It is proposed to remodel a large proportion of the existing buildings to create more flexible working spaces.

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Plans for the Oldbury College of Sport site in Pound Road include the demolition of the existing music block, temporary classrooms and caretaker house.

Alexandra High School in Alexandra Road will be renamed the Tipton Learning Campus and will have a new entrance, a new social space and a new building.

There will also be a business centre.

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