Whitmore Park Primary School | Wates

Whitmore Park Primary School


47 weeks


Education & Skills Funding Agency

Whitmore Park School was the first school to be built by the government’s flagship Priority School Building Programme. It was one of  five schools delivered by Wates in the Midlands Batch 1 which included the design and build of 4 new build primary schools and 1 secondary/SEN school, providing 4,620 new school places.

  • 18 Weeks Design and procurement completed
  • 97.5% Waste diverted from landfill

The first school completed in the country under the Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP)

Valuing our client

The school’s design was based on Adapt, which delivered client benefits in design and reduced procurement costs, whilst providing flexibility for each school in the programme. We were able to create resource efficiencies, offering discounts on our framework rates against design fees, overheads and profit, contingency and ultimately better value for the client.

The new primary school was built in 2 phases with the new school being built adjacent to the existing school on site which continued to be fully operational throughout, followed by the demolition of the old school and external landscaping works once staff and children had moved into their new building.

I'm sure the new school environment will make a real difference to the staff and children here at Whitmore Park. Our previous building was past its best so the new school will mean that less money will have to be spent on repairs and can be spent on better equipment or more staff instead.

Caroline Kiely Executive Headteacher, Whitmore Park Primary School

The outcome

The new two-storey, three-form entry, 630-place primary school also includes a 39-place nursery. The external works include hard play areas, soft landscape and a car park to the south of the site.

  • 275 New local jobs
  • 5 Trainees
  • 3 Apprentices
  • 425 Community working hours


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