Refit and refurbishment completed at Wolverhampton school

A Wolverhampton school has been transformed following a £496,000 investment.

Smestow Academy, part of the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust has undergone a refurbishment creating a library, upgrades have been made to the toilets and the school reception area.

Contractor Seddon, began the project during the summer and it was the first scheme the company was awarded through Pagabo’s Refit & Refurbishment Framework.

Emma Hesbrook, regional manager at Pagabo, said: “Our Refit & Refurbishment Framework continues to provide a quick and compliant procurement route for education bodies and the wider public sector, enabling them to revitalise and repurpose their existing estates.

“Not only does this allow for significant savings on construction cost, but it also improves the overall efficiency of the buildings, ultimately helping the client to achieve their net-zero targets which is something we as a framework provider place great importance on.”

Seddon was appointed to Pagabo in 2019 for its Refit & Refurbishment Framework. This connects clients to 28 high-quality contractors for all refurb and refit projects with budgets over £250k covering five value bands and 12 regions and is operating until February 2023. This framework is free to access.

The second phase of a £52.8m retirement scheme outside Alcester was completed by Seddon in March.

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