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Brewery to become construction school

4 Sep 14 The former Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton is set to become home to the new West Midlands Construction university technical college (UTC).

The UTC will open its doors for 14-19 year olds in September 2015 at refurbished premises in the city. Subject to planning permission, it will then move to a new building on the former Mitchells & Butler Springfield brewery site in 2016, with capacity for 600 students.

The University of Wolverhampton will also be moving its School of Architecture and the Built Environment on to the Springfield Brewery site.

West Midlands Construction UTC will provide an education with a focus on construction and the application of IT in the built environment, alongside core GCSEs and A Levels. After exams, students will have the option of going into construction-related higher education, apprenticeships, or into employment.  The curriculum will also make it possible to go on to further and higher education in non-construction-related subjects.

The WMC UTC is backed by Wolverhampton City Council, the Construction Industry Training Board and more than 60 construction companies in the West Midlands, including Willmott Dixon, Morgan Sindall, Hewden, Redrow, Carillion, Barhale Construction and Balfour Beatty.

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